Lebanon Weather   Friday August 26, 2005
Spider Tale
Big Spider
felt a tremor
the web did sway
turned most of my eyes
to look that way

a monster of a being
peered down with glee
wiggling and waving
a long stick at me

hey ugly spider
the big face roared
poking and prodding
web coming unmoored

who you trying to scare
the last thing it said
as chubby arms swung
to crush in my head

down a spare float line
escape through the air
lamenting my babies
still caught in his hair


Shelley • 2005-08-26 08:29am

Rather intimidating photo, but great poem. Did you write that poem?
jerry • 2005-08-26 08:43am

I wrote it.

Lovely and *HUGE* spider. Scared the crap out of me when I almost bumped face first into it.

jerry • 2005-08-26 09:10am

Disclaimer: I didn't try to smash the spider. It has been gently relocated to a flower bed.

Shelley • 2005-08-26 09:53am

Jerry, that's a great poem. Seriously.

What is that spider? I've never seen one that looked it before. Hope to never, personally.

Who moved it? You or Faith?
jerry • 2005-08-26 10:58am

Thanks.

It's a black and yellow garden spider, an Argiope:
http://www.enature.com/fieldguides/detail.asp?recnum=IS0107
http://tinyurl.com/n2up
Ted • 2005-08-26 06:35pm

Yer makin' my skin crawl, man! Great shot.
Massimo • 2005-08-26 11:50pm

These spiders are quite common also in Italy... I have seen a few of them at my parent's place and they do look scary at first, but fascinating after the scare passes and one get the courage of looking at them. The poem is cute and I do believe we are more scary for them than they for us (and they have a reason to be scared).


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