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Inspiring Spiders

October 22, 2014

Have you noticed the number of spider’s webs appearing in the autumn dew the past few weeks? Apparently this year’s weather conditions have been ideal for spiders to grow in both size and number.
Last year, my washing line, a veritable construction site for spider real estate, inspired the following poem:

Cobwebs, beaded with dew,
hang from the line;
snowflakes seen
through a microscope lens.

I trace my forefinger
along each thread,
learn the wisdom
crocheted into the warp
and weft, the subtle thoughts
caught in their net,

dream of weaving
a mandala
to magnify patterns
in my family’s life.

The poem entitled ‘Invisible Threads’ is part of the ‘Land of my Ancestors’ collection available as a free download from



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