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Spider songs

Blades of grass, wet under foot, insect eyes Dusk, offset by the cricket orchestra Muted and receding into the trees and bushes, Tickled by the wind, rattling snake tail wind While we may be in the company of wolves, A long legged friend is late for the party Eyes, little iridescent stars Attending to each one, and look there, There she is, making the most beautiful geometry Parallels within the octagons, pulling silks An arm for every task, little perpetual motion machine Is that the Queen of the Night under the rusted iron? A forlorn lady, black patent leather, kill a man, maybe two With her danger red symmetry, oozing with youth And a penchant for paralysis, no one can resist her wine Then there's the hall of cob webs, threadbare handkerchiefs Left by ladies who exhausted all of their company To be a spectacle under the moon, in the wood pile Dressed up in the finest furs, all earth tones Stepping out to introduce themselves in girlish droves Venus of another sort, these little cursed jezebels Hovering on the skin of the water, or on the red brick wall Must frequent every happy corner, and slip away at a moment's notice A real lady always knows when to say goodnight Such graceful exits through cement cracks Back to the parlor, to glow in the dark And they become spiders again

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 8/8/2014 4:39:00 AM
YOU AND I ARE IN A QUANDRY BC WE LIKE TO WRITE ABOUT DADDY-LONG LEGS BUT WE BOTH KNOW THEY AREN'T REALLY SPIDERS..HAHA THEY HAVE 6 LEGS AND ARE ACTUALLY INSECTS..I STILL CALL THEM SPIDERS ANYWAYS...THIS POEM IS A HOME RUN FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END WHERE SHE GRACEFULLY EXITS BETWEEN THE CEMENT CRACKS...OUTSTANDING WORK. WILL BE BACK TO READ MORE. PERSONIFICATION DELIGHT!
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Date: 8/13/2013 4:19:00 PM
Are you coming back Jeremy?
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Date: 6/1/2013 6:19:00 PM
Missing you. Hope all is well. Take care SuZ
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Date: 5/27/2013 12:33:00 PM
Hello Jeremy, stopping by to say hi... xox~ Linda
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Date: 5/20/2013 9:26:00 AM
Very well done Jeremy! Loved the 3rd stanza for I was bitten by a black widow as a youngster. Thanks for your commit on my poetry. I'll keep looking forward to reading more of your works.
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Date: 5/16/2013 7:49:00 AM
I see this one made it too the top 100. Well done
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Date: 5/13/2013 8:46:00 PM
I don't like spiders, but i sure do love your poem. and Like a real lady I'm saying goodnight... Hugs~ Linda
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Date: 5/13/2013 7:37:00 PM
Great write. Excellent read.
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Date: 5/13/2013 1:20:00 PM
This is awesome Jeremy!
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Date: 5/13/2013 7:18:00 AM
grad school, huh? I wish you great luck. I never wanted to go that far, but I probably should have!!!
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Date: 5/13/2013 6:02:00 AM
Hi Jeremy, this was a real treat to read. Lots of interwoven images and metophors here.
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Date: 5/12/2013 7:00:00 PM
Fantastic! I love the complexity of the piece, the imagery. Very nice... Jack
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Date: 4/28/2013 1:27:00 PM
The use of words really give a stinging accent to the piece... the rhythm is crisp and flows with creepy, mysterious appeal of widowed thoughts.... superbly scribed!..:) huggs!
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Date: 4/28/2013 12:32:00 PM
I've been reading a lot of spider poems lately, and I must say yours is incredibly interesting. Especially the comparison between the wolves... you zoom down to something so small, when something as dangerous as wolves are coming at you. Your descriptions were literary treats, and I liked how I had no idea where it was heading...
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Date: 4/28/2013 12:56:00 AM
VERY creatiive work here, Jeremy. Just for being the best poem I saw tonight so far, I fave thee!!! This is most unusual and I am wondering if it is also for that contest using lots of description?
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Date: 4/27/2013 4:34:00 PM
Very entertaining and interesting at the same time. Nice visual creepy ending I enjoyed it alot.
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Date: 4/27/2013 10:28:00 AM
WOW. This is spectacular. Love the metaphor between the ladies and the spiders
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Date: 4/27/2013 5:22:00 AM
Great work that you have penned..Great poetic quality..Sara
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Date: 4/26/2013 10:35:00 PM
This is wonderful. I am favng it to read over and over. Spiders are a most fascinating subject for poems. I love the happy corners and graceful exits. Suz
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