Thursday, November 9, 2023

Poetry: Weaver of Dreams

Orchard Orbweaver Spider (Leucauge venusta) in orb style web

Orb-weaver appears, suspended in air,
Like my wisps of thought.
She of the Araneidae clan,
With banded legs like slivers of tortoiseshell,
Victorian spinster, spinning, eloquently spinning
Silk into gold, weaving words into passages,
Illuminated by nature, by muse.
Tiny amber feet tap keys of invisible pianos,
To silent rhythms of raindrops on frosted pages,
Creating rivulets of diamonds on reflective panes.
She feels, she imagines, she interprets,
And from her body’s etched cabochons of topaz and jet,
Glistening threads emanate, stringing dewy pearls
Of creation, of inspiration, of some deeper instinct,
That drives her as she dreams…as she dreams,
And, endlessly,
Spins…

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Annette Pisano-Higley is a Registered Nurse living in both Albany and Florida. She is a published song-lyricist and published a book of her original Adirondack poetry, with photography by her husband Walter Higley, Adirondack Echoes, available on Amazon.com. Annette’s book was inspired by their idyllic summers at the beloved family Camp on Limekiln Lake, Inlet, in the beautiful Adirondacks. Her second book, Kaleidoscope, is an eclectic collection of original poetry as inspired by the ever-changing colors and directions of life.




9 Responses

  1. Gary Lee says:

    Neat words, it always amazes me to see them run across the web after prey. Gary

  2. ADKresident says:

    It takes great skill to paint a picture of beauty from a spider! Lovely!

  3. Gail Aldous says:

    Wow! Great poem and photo! I especially love these
    lines:
    “With banded legs like slivers of tortoiseshell,
    Victorian spinster, eloquently spinning
    Silk into gold, weaving words into passages
    Illuminated by nature, by muse.

    “Tiny amber feet tap keys of invisible pianos,
    To silent rhythms of raindrops on frosted pages,
    Creating rivulets of diamonds on reflective pane.”

    Well done! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Very much enjoyed the poem”Weaver of Dreams”. Thanks so much!

  5. Very much enjoyed the poem “Weaver of Dreams”. Thanks so much!

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