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Arachne's Triumph

You cause my breath to still
Your handiwork of splendid intricacy
Suspended from the armpits of nature, 
vividly displayed through the unfolding mist,
holds me in this moment.
Adornments of the ancient bushland,
Your labour of survival, purposefully created,
Surpass any mortal attempts of mimicry.
Mocking Minerva’s intention of entrapment
You continue triumphantly
Weaving delicate decorations,
Catching acclamation afresh.

Jo Cook

Copyright © Joanne Cook | Year Posted 2008


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  1. Date: 9/9/2015 1:52:00 PM

    Joanne, thank you for sharing. A pleasure to read... SKAT
  1. Date: 5/3/2009 1:32:00 PM

    Joanne, my belated congrats in making the semi finals...Raul
  1. Date: 4/26/2009 1:39:00 PM

    Great writing here and a well-deserved selection to be a "first round survivor" ... smile ... good luck with the contest, Joanne.
  1. Date: 4/10/2009 4:45:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry making it in the semi finals Joanne. Wishing you the best of luck in the finals. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 3/1/2009 10:35:00 AM

    Congratulations on your featured poem! Laura :)
  1. Date: 2/27/2009 7:06:00 AM

    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week. May you have many more featured Joanne. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 2/26/2009 7:20:00 PM

    Congratulations on your lovely poetry being featured this week.God Bless and best wishes to you in your writing*Tyesha
  1. Date: 2/25/2009 3:52:00 PM

    Joanne - I just wanted to say congratulations on having your poetry featured this week – God Bless, MJ
  1. Date: 2/24/2009 7:03:00 AM

    Congratulations Joanne, on "Arachne's Triumph" being featured. Beautiful? Yes, but they still scare me. God Bless. Vince