Weaver of Rainbows
A Spider's Web
How do you feel about spiders?
Here is a poem about a spider's web I ran upon many years ago that I have never seen anything like before or since. I keep hoping but am beginning to believe it was a once in a lifetime miracle for me. It was so outstanding that is truly how I view it.
I have also added some interesting material I came upon while putting this altogether that may also interest you.
- Some really weird spiders.
- A spider fighting a snake!
- Spiders making webs of silk.
Weaver of Rainbows
One of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen
Is a spider web early morning wet with dew
I happened upon it quite accidentally as the sun came up
It twinkled and sparkled with a golden hue
So amazing this wonderful sight I’d never seen before
When all these years this spectacle I had not seen
Reflecting multi-colors back to me from the sun
Like a rainbow flower laced with vivid gold and green
I stood frozen to not move and disturb this work of art
Lest it break away for me to never see such again
Wishing to preserve a beauty like this forever
Something I felt sure was not known to common men
Holden my breath tight as I memorized this gem
Sure it was spun for someone very special, I knew
In all my days I had seen nothing like it so very grand
Such a pattern of colors only brought out by the dew
Being thankful I was never the kind to be frightened
To destroy ones that created such glory in thin air
Yet I had never known their talents all my life
Except this one day I was very blessed to share
Standing in the chill of the damp morning air long ago
Until the sun moved on to take the rainbow away
Now all I saw was a grey spider web before my eyes
There was nothing now for me to do but walk away
Knowing surely this happened somewhere all the time
For many years and many places I have searched in vain
I have awaken to go looking everywhere they may be
In the rising sun everywhere, and even in a misty rain
Assuming this was something for someone else's eyes
That only fate let me have a little glimpse upon
Although I could never prove what I had seen
I never forgot that wondrous work when it was gone
Although I have searched off and on for many years
To never again have this masterpiece reappear
I have never stop looking with a wistful hope
To relive that morning long ago that was so dear
As the earth grows the weavers are much fewer
When I come upon a widow which is very rare
I make sure to not harm her space of living
Whether I see another beauty or not I still care
So please do not kill those little spiders in fear
For they protect you from mosquitoes and flies
And if you ever are as lucky as I was once
You won’t be able to believe your own eyes
Of a sight so very special for us to behold
In life where miracles seem to be so few
To behold a woven pattern in silk rainbow colors
Sparkling glitter with the wet morning dew
Some really weird spiders.
Remember this next time you fear a snake!
A spider fighting a snake.
Stronger Than Steel
© 2017 Jackie Lynnley