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The Spider
by Marco Landi
Friday, March 21, 2003

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In the still of the night
in silence and shadow
in a secluded corner
finally the work is done
with profound intellect;
hours and hours of labor
of fruitful patience:
the trap now is set
in the weaved plot
the victim unaware
it's ready to fall.
A tragic wait
flows in the air.
In a moment,
only a moment...
falling in the silky
tangled trap rests
the winged creature
the more annoying one
that nature assigned
the ungrateful task
of disturbing men's
honest rest.
While slimy
with limping
long antenna,
move the silky body
with a silly look
and more astute
when playing dead.
There is not in the world
an animal sharper
and capable
than this humble insect
with a neglect to do
what's man
in comparison
of this unheard wonder?
A vulgar ignorant

Who follows
with thoughtful attentive
the assiduous work
an overwhelming awe
of the insidious power
of nature's mystery.
Applied is by the spider
the implacable law
that entrusts life
to other people's annihilation
and the intelligent insect
with precise labor
is forced to observe.
He hatches a plot
that gives him life.
Is a trap that kills
cruel and unfair?
But nature selected
and provides the insect
with the necessary elements
to mold.
She ,in the spider's hand,
the instrument poses
that the victim kills;
she is then lead
the application of the law
that chains life to death.
"Mors tua, vita mea"
maybe the spider
understood latin...
or he inspired
the above mentioned?

It's cruel...
but it's the law
that curbs every species.
Only man
has contempt of the law.
Rejects with harsh words
of human pity,
in the mean time silent
the trap pulls tight
for the unaware brother
that someday will fall in.
Not anymore humble insect
but a vampire
never satisfied,
advanced and conscious,
he appears
more shrewd than the spider
in his arrogant performance.
There is no comparison
the spider is the noble one.

March20-03 Copyright Marco Landi

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Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 4/14/2003
Excellent work!
Reviewed by Lynn Barry 4/12/2003
thought provoking.....excellent..
Reviewed by Victoria Murray 4/9/2003
Unique, interesting, and very well written! I liked this one a lot. Thanks for posting it!


Reviewed by Woman Words (Reader) 4/3/2003
a very profound web of words
Reviewed by Kathleen Herrick 4/2/2003
Intersting view of humanity and the insect world. We should not be so arrogant to assume the crassness of other beings. Wonderfully writ. :)
Reviewed by Graham whittaker 3/26/2003
Thank you Marco. Time and the fleetingness of it has prevented me from visiting. Thank you for the privilege of spending this time....
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 3/22/2003

Dearest Marco,

Your genuis is evident in your words. You speak them after they are tasted and you never choke. The world, our spider and's all survival in the simplest form and any way one looks at it the strong make fodder from the weak.
Now my sweet Italian man, tell me a bedtime story about the Praying Mantis.

~smiling here~

Love, Peace and Harmony,
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/21/2003
very impressive perception Marco...clever work well written...
Reviewed by Madame X (Reader) 3/21/2003
Profound write.
Reviewed by jude forese 3/21/2003
interesting flow of consciousness...
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 3/21/2003
Still lost in the meaning of the words.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 3/21/2003
Interesting metaphors!

Sandie Angel :o)
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