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Weaver of Rainbows

Updated on June 19, 2017
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Sometimes the creative writing bug just hits this author and there is no telling what that might be. This is one of those times!

A Spider's Web


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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.

  1. Some really weird spiders.
  2. A spider fighting a snake!
  3. 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


Fuzzy Spiders?

Some really weird spiders.

Remember this next time you fear a snake!

A spider fighting a snake.

Spider Silk

Stronger Than Steel

© 2017 Jackie Lynnley


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    Lori Colbo 6 days ago from Pacific Northwest

    I hate and am very scared of spiders, however, as you showed so well here, spider webs are quite beautiful, especially in the early morning dew.

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    Jackie Lynnley 6 days ago from The Beautiful South

    I almost changed my mind about them last summer, Lori. I got bit so many times and had to go to the doctor once it swelled so! My daughter is terrified of them too. I guess it is a good idea to be safe about them...especially one mean enough to fight a snake!

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    whonunuwho 6 days ago from United States

    I enjoyed your poem very much, my friend. Well done. There are many beautiful things in life that we may discover almost every day. Many blessings. whonu

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    Lori Colbo 6 days ago from Pacific Northwest

    Oh dear. Insect bites are awful. What I hate is when I step out my door, minding my own business and I fail to see a web and my head goes right through it. Then I run into the yard batting at my head squealing "EW, EW." My neighbors are considering having me committed:)

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    Linda Crampton 5 days ago from British Columbia, Canada

    You've shared a beautiful memory, Jackie. I love the respect for spiders that is shown in your poem. I think they're very interesting animals.

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    Venkatachari M 5 days ago from Hyderabad, India

    Very beautiful hub on spiders. Enjoyed it very much along with videos. You are lucky to view such a beautiful sight.

    I admire the spiders much because of their strong determination in weaving the webs. They fall down many times in the process but do not get discouraged. They keep on completing the work. Human beings should learn to maintain that strong will power and determination in order to succeed in their tasks.

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    William Kovacic 5 days ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

    As usual, Jackie, great poetry and the pictures and videos were entertaining as well, but it was the title that drew me in. Such a unique way to describe them. Glad to have read this one, Jackie.

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    Rachel L Alba 5 days ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

    I normally cringe when I see a spider or it's web. But this poem made me want to go out early in the morning to look for one and take it's picture. Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings to you.

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    Audrey Hunt 5 days ago from Nashville Tn.

    What an interesting and beautiful hub on spiders and their webs. These photos are amazing. The videos are entertaining. I love your poem. A complete package!

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    Jackie Lynnley 5 days ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you so much whonu, many blessings to you also. Great to see you!

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 days ago from The Beautiful South

    Know what you mean Lori! I mostly run into cob webs and I haven't seen a cob yet!!

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 days ago from The Beautiful South

    Thanks Linda! Not sure I would like to meet up with the snake fighter.

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 days ago from The Beautiful South

    You are so right Ven and I have watched them too and marvel at the talent they own. Even if never seeing one again of such beauty it is such a pleasure watching these masters at work.

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 days ago from The Beautiful South

    Thanks Bill! I have to admit that in person the one rainbow is all I have seen but I have seen many photos reflecting many colors even if none quite equal the one I came upon.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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    Dora Isaac Weithers 4 days ago from The Caribbean

    I do not love or hate spiders, but I also love to admire a good spider's web. Your poem captures the magic (not sure if it's the right word) of this artistic design, so intricate and divine. I wish for your sake, you can have a second view of one as lovely as before.

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 days ago from The Beautiful South

    Thanks Rachel. It does seem to have so much to do with the right lighting so I am assuming morning is best and would most times catch the dew. Good luck and take care.

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 days ago from The Beautiful South

    Thanks Audrey, I do try to add a little extra with a poem to create a bit more interest. Pleased you enjoyed it!

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 days ago from The Beautiful South

    Dora, thank you so much. I did come really close once and it was so huge but it was too high for me to get a good look (or shot) and then the sun went off it and all the sparkle. Do appreciate your good wishes though and I will sure keep my eyes searching.

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    Fullerman5000 4 days ago from Louisiana, USA

    I did a lot of camping in the Boy Scouts and I am very familiar with running into Spider webs on accident. You captured some amazing images in detail with this poem. Great work.

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    Jackie Lynnley 3 days ago from The Beautiful South

    Thank you Fullerman and although I do have some great photos and one especially I have used with this poem that is my own, all these are free domain from Pixabay.

    Got in a hurry to publish but perhaps I will use my own at a later date when I have time to locate them.

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