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Spider
by Meva Onyurt
Thursday, June 02, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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ĎSpider


 


How did it ever catch my attention?


The flimsy little spider with wispy legs


I was just brushing my teeth off


Winking back at my figure in the bathroom mirror


From the upper palate to the recesses of my dim interior


I glimpsed the spider smaller than a penny


A speck of existence, a buried hue amid the vibrant towels


 


First, there is the sobriety that the spider seems to put on


Then my contempt for the legged things walking on the ground.


A clash of two species, completely meaningless to each other


Yet I recklessly write about it.


It is a symbol. A little spider without pomp


Never tries to scare


Nor to answer my stare


If there is meaning in it, is he aware?


I wrote “a lucid sobriety in tranquil dignity”


Trying to figure out its place in the equation of algebraic infinity.


It stays where it is, stuck for a long time now


As if waiting the allotted instant to vanish


Or a suicidal hand to finish. I have the supremacy.


The unconscious spider unknowing weaves a web,


A web of consciousness that catches my eyes in its trap


I am stuck. I saw it on the wall and I cannot stop thinking why.


 

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Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 10/10/2005
This is excellent, elemental, an atom of transcendental truth.
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 6/7/2005
Deep write...fantastic write on the creature...love n luck...BHUWAN!!!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/5/2005
A superb tribute to an enigmatic creature. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/2/2005
i don't like spiders, but i love this poem! very good! :)
Reviewed by Edward Lupinacci 6/2/2005
Very deep messages here.
I guess we are all in our own webs of sort and react without thought of the meanings handed to us
Reviewed by Mary Quire 6/2/2005
This is awesome. A wonder of noticing life below where you think you are. Very thoughtful
Reviewed by Esra Karatash Alpay 6/2/2005
Lovely! What a lucky spider to have a whole poem to itself! Good use of vocabulary :)) Yarin gorusmek uzere...



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