Sunday, December 13, 2009

One Single Impression: Spider Webs

Her Spider Webs

cold dew drops hanging
sad useless hunting device
must eat her own web

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waiting and crying
vibrations up sticky line
caught in her own web

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six days sticky silk
butterfly caught in the orb
dine from her own web

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weaker each new day
carries her young--mother's pride
gifting her own web

Poem Copyright © 2009 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved

Pictures of mother spiders carrying her young on her back (
link 1) (link 2)

Find more poems at One Single Impression
"Light House" as prompt was
suggested by Bobbie Sandlin at
Constant Current
(last blog entry August 2009)

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At Saturday, December 12, 2009 11:07:00 PM, Blogger Amias said...

Jim these are precious; literal and metaphorical. I love the progression, how they stand alone, yet links together. You really did yourself proud with this prompt!

Yes, SW Texas weather is wonderful, but there are times my bones complain ... still, I have really enjoyed the cold weather for a change.

At Saturday, December 12, 2009 11:39:00 PM, Blogger Tammie Lee said...

such clever poems Jim!

At Sunday, December 13, 2009 3:38:00 AM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

A great series of haiku. Interlace well into their own web.

At Sunday, December 13, 2009 5:33:00 AM, Blogger Amity Me said...

you seem to be a connoisseur of haiku...

i like it Jim, and this is what ur talkin' about in your comment in my site...:)

very beautiful Jim...:)

At Sunday, December 13, 2009 7:44:00 AM, Blogger Loch Rob said...

Hey Jim. All poignant takes on the prompt. I like the way there is a progression from each piece. From basic to whimsical, to pragmatic, to the caring mother. Well done, indeed! You invoked an image of the little critter crawling around on the web. :o)

At Sunday, December 13, 2009 7:57:00 AM, Blogger Sweetest in the Gale said...

Lovely haiku...each and every one!

At Sunday, December 13, 2009 11:05:00 AM, Blogger Beth P. said...

These are all so good. The theme of self-sacrifice of the web-maker, in the face of seeming predation is a wonderful twist, as you usually do it!


At Sunday, December 13, 2009 1:20:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is fantastic Jim!

i absolutely loved it!

At Sunday, December 13, 2009 7:47:00 PM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

I wish I could be as eloquent as Amias. What mothers do. Beautiful sequence.

At Sunday, December 13, 2009 11:00:00 PM, Blogger Jeeves said...

All are nice. Enjoyed it.

At Monday, December 14, 2009 7:13:00 AM, Blogger Poetikat said...

Jim, I loved how you "wove" the "her own web" into every haiku. These were so clever and well-crafted.

I know you were hoping I'd jump on the OSI bandwagon again, but I haven't had the time lately. I'm hopeful that I will in January once more.

In the meantime, here's a link to a spider poem I wrote a few months back.

Hope you enjoy it!


P.S. I can't recall, have you checked out my all-haiku blog, Kigo of the Kat?

At Monday, December 14, 2009 7:14:00 AM, Blogger Poetikat said...

Oops! Forgot the link:

At Monday, December 14, 2009 9:29:00 AM, Blogger Quiet Paths said...

What a super collection, Jim. You always have such a different view and I like that fact.

At Monday, December 14, 2009 1:42:00 PM, Blogger Nessa said...

Spiders are so very fascinating and so is your poem.


At Monday, December 14, 2009 1:52:00 PM, Blogger Jukota said...

Nice progression! Sounds like me as I grow older!

At Monday, December 14, 2009 9:12:00 PM, Blogger Tumblewords: said...

Wow! Well done! A terrific series that blends and separates!

At Tuesday, December 15, 2009 12:00:00 AM, Blogger Kathiesbirds said...

You have certainly captured the life of a spider and the features of a web with your poem. Well thought out!

Thanks for stopping by Sycamore Canyon and thanks especially for the encoragement to come back and write anotehr poem. It has been on my mind but sometimes I just run out of time. I am thinking about this week's prompt and will see what I can do. I am sorry I missed the "Migration" prompt!

At Tuesday, December 15, 2009 10:49:00 AM, Blogger if said...

you are original Jim...!

At Tuesday, December 15, 2009 3:15:00 PM, Blogger Andrée said...

Hi Jim! Thank you for stopping by. No, I'm fine. I have not stopped writing (sort of) but it's very very difficult for me and I need undisturbed time and walking in the woods to create it. Which is the reason I like to write haiku. But it's been a difficult couple of weeks. Things are cooling down now and the prompts are more accessible to me.

Your spider web haiku have made me sad. I love their beauty but don't like to acknowledge their purpose in life. But you have made me regret not writing lately. That's a good thing!

At Tuesday, December 15, 2009 4:12:00 PM, Blogger Maggie said...

I enjoyed each of the three poems and the way you displayed them.

So different and same at the same time.

At Wednesday, December 16, 2009 8:46:00 PM, Blogger Patti said...

Those were phenomenal Jim! Each had its own personality "woven" into it- just perfect!

At Friday, December 18, 2009 12:00:00 PM, Blogger Cassiopeia Rises said...

Jim my friend. You always surprise me. What a moving poem. Your images are vivid. I just love it.

love, Melanie

At Saturday, December 19, 2009 5:47:00 PM, Blogger gabrielle said...

a tender quartet, each verse feeding the next. you have given us a rare glimpse the beauty of spiders.


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