Weaving A Life
When I first looked at the spider, all I could see was a creepy vixen waiting to trap and enslave her prey. But now, I notice the webs, the homes lovingly created to provide food, shelter and a home to nurture her young.
A mighty creature, the garden spider goes about making beauty all over the garden. And she also helps keep a healthy habitat for all creatures who rely on the food chain. Sometimes eating, sometimes eaten~she is essential!
Old tales tell of Grandmother Spider stealing a piece of the sun. She rode her silken threads back to earth, with her treasure tucked under one of her mighty legs. And if you look upon her web today, you can still see the sun’s delicate pattern woven there.
And the Ancient Ones wove a spectacular tale about climbing to heaven on spider silk. Perhaps that is why dream catchers are made in the shape of a spider web. To catch our dreams as we climb each night into the heavens.
Silken threads glisten
New patterns made on life’s loom
Woven in a moment, a blink
© Donna Donabella 2016
I love watching spiders in our garden. They make incredible displays from spring into summer and even into fall, where their handiwork glistens in the dew. You can see those displays below. They always seem to be weaving a life as they spin their webs.
I created this haibun, to sing their praises.
I am joining in with Poets United for their Poetry Pantry link up.
I leave you with a few additional words about weaving a life. I welcome you to download the photo and share it.
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