A Spiders Work Is Never Done

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Mystery Till The Morning Dew

Hard at work from dusk till dawn
spinning and weaving that floating pond
fish all day with little to catch
always fixing that broken net

Cast a line, between the shed and house
the line is broken, an uncaring mouse
over here, between the wall and step
Foiled again, an unfriendly pet

Try a cast between a branch and trunk
a bird swoops down, wants me for lunch
line is twitching, caught some fuzz
was really hoping to catch a buzz

Sun is falling and still no luck
cast a line, between the bush and truck
Spend all night casting lines
my luck will change, it's a matter of time

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Need a light to change my state
to attract some food to put on my plate
I have a snag, it broke my line
Now I'm working, overtime

It's getting early, no time to think
my floating ponds, start to sink
Fish all night, casting lines
breaks, snags, and overtime

The sun will rise, and you will see
I worked all night between the trees
you'll catch a line across your face
in your hair like sticky lace

It'll tickle your nose, stick to your cheek
you'll snap my line, that's there for weeks
casting lines throughout the night
very cautiously, out of sight

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I mean no harm, it's what I do
I build small traps laced with glue
I build them high, I build them low
debris filled ponds, have got to go

I like them clean, clear as ice
unseen danger like traps for mice
Fish all night, casting lines
breaks, snags, and overtime

Hard at work from dusk till dawn
spinning and weaving that floating pond
the sun will rise, and you will see
I worked all night between the trees

The morning dew is my foe
Pearls of water, hanging low
these strings like lace and sticky glue
are a mystery till the morning dew

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Jane Holmes 3 years ago

Great hub! As photographers my son and I photograph everything. However, when he get up close and personal with spiders, I leave it all to him. He as an amazing photo of a spider on one side of a peony petal with an ant on the other. People either love it or hate it! Good job on your hub.


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eddiecarrara 3 years ago from New Hampshire Author

Thanks Jane, glad you like it, I had written it last fall and never published it. There is beauty every where we look, it all depends on how we look at it :)


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Marina7 3 years ago from Clarksville TN

It is amazing though how the internet was named after the spider web. The internet is also called the web. I just wanted to add that. Spiders are famous now aren't they? I am not afraid of spiders and I had an aunt who loved to have them in the house to catch the flies that got in. I don't mind having spiders outside.

I love what you wrote about spiders. Yes they work hard for their daily food. You wrote it so we can get a view from the spider's perspective!!


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eddiecarrara 3 years ago from New Hampshire Author

Hi Marina,

Every morning I would walk out my door and get a web across my face, then one morning we had a heavy dew, and before the web hit my face, my eye caught the sun glistening through the dew drops hanging from it. Then as I looked around the yard, I could see how busy the spiders were throughout the night, lol . That is what gave me the inspiration to write the hub. Thanks for the comment and the read Marina :)


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Marina7 3 years ago from Clarksville TN

Yes I know what you mean about spiders Eddie. You are welcome.


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frogyfish 3 years ago from Central United States of America

Tickle, stick, snag...yes, that's what those webs do ...But your poetry and pictures were fantastic! Loved it all the way. Your spider-viewpoint was really nicely unique. Thank you!


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eddiecarrara 3 years ago from New Hampshire Author

Thanks Frogyfish, I appreciate the feedback :)


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

I don't really like spiders, but their webs are a true piece of beauty. I have taken several pictures of spider webs glistening with dew. I loved your poem and your spider web with dew is beautiful! :)


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eddiecarrara 3 years ago from New Hampshire Author

Hi Sheila, I really don't like spiders either, but some of their work is amazing. Thanks for stopping by for the read, I glad you liked it :)


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stricktlydating 3 years ago from Australia

A fun read! Not a fan of spiders though it's quite annoying living with them here in Australia especially when they find their way into your house, car and washing. But slightly better than snakes I guess!


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eddiecarrara 3 years ago from New Hampshire Author

Austalia, sure would like to visit there some day :) We have some very large dock spiders at the lake, one was so big, when I quickly looked at it running down the dock, I thought it was a chipmunk, lol.


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moonfairy 3 years ago

This is great! I totally enjoyed this poem....didn't know you had it in you!! LOL =) voted up and awesome!


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eddiecarrara 3 years ago from New Hampshire Author

Somtimes I sit and ponder how it feels to be in the other guys shoes, in this case, it was a spider :) thanks Sin.


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moonfairy 3 years ago

love it =)


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Writer Fox 3 years ago from the wadi near the little river

You should publish a poetry for kids book and include this. I think it would get a lot of attention. Enjoyed and voted up!


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eddiecarrara 3 years ago from New Hampshire Author

Thanks Fox, that means a lot coming from such a great writer, and thanks for the vote :)


Lynda 2 years ago

I was really confused, and this answered all my quensiost.


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eddiecarrara 2 years ago from New Hampshire Author

Hi Lynda, now I'm confused lol.

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