Spiders

Spider Legs

My fingers move across the keyboard like spider legs,

Reaching, extending their tips for the next prey of words,

LMNOP,

Devouring adjectives, nouns, and grammar,

Rules to obey and webs to spin.

Spell check moves like the spider’s front legs,

Backspace and delete are friends and enemies,

My mind is full of cobwebs rather than the silk variety.

Open browser and then Windows 7,

Spray WindexΒ and wipe,

The words are flowing and spinning silky connections now,

Almost time to publish,

One writer’s world

Amidst an online display of spiders and prey.

Β© 2012 Christy Birmingham

Spider.

Spider.

This is christyb, I will be spinning webs of words today.

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32 thoughts on “Spiders

  1. Julie Catherine

    Awesome and unique approach, Christy, I love your poem, and great analogy. It was a little tricky to read and comment without getting the (ack, ewww) photo in my eyesight … I’m definitely extremely arachnophobic! (Please don’t let Marc know, he’s sure to write a post about it!) LOL. Well done, you spin a fine web! ~ Julie xox πŸ™‚

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Awe thanks Julie, how nice of you to comment despite feeling under the weather. Yikes I hope the poem didn’t intensify your nausea. I won’t tell Marc shhhh he seems to sense when we talk about him hehe. I’m glad you liked the poem, I really didn’t plan to write about spiders but then had an image and went with it. You know how the poetry writing goes…

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      1. Aquileana

        “Devouring adjectives, nouns, and grammar/ Rules to obey and webs to spin.
        One writer’s world/ Amidst an online display of spiders and prey”.

        Absolutely awesome… Such a real experimental poem… Love how you mixed the arachnid nature with the act and structure of writing…

        In fact I do believe there are similarities between the act of writing plot (spider net) and writer (spider)… Well seen; maybe the prey here is no one else; but the reader…

        So well done… Love; Aquileana πŸ˜‰

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        1. Christy Birmingham Post author

          Awwww this was one of my earlier poems here at Poetic Parfait – you must have seen the share on Twitter xx Hugs! I’m glad you liked the fun poem about those creatures we all know… Mr & Mrs Spider are smiling with me right now! πŸ™‚

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      I am grossing out a few people with the photo too I think… although I did try to pick one that was not too close up or icky. I’m glad you appreciated the unusual comparison, once I started the lines seemed to flow from my pen.

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      My friend Marc! How wonderful to see you here. You are getting bits of myself with each post… Thanks for the compliments. I was less than productive this afternoon, some frustrations to work through. Ah, as they say “tomorrow is a new day”. I hope you are doing well.

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  2. granbee

    So very pleased to find you through Miro! I am now following you and want to compliment you on this masterfully poetic way of capturing all the spiderlegs and broken off pieces of webbing we all deal with, posting here online! Wonderful, Christy!

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Hi granbee, thank-you for your graciousness! I am glad you found me as well, new faces are always welcome and smiles from me too. Miro’s blog is a great one, glad we are both in agreement there.

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  3. Sue Dreamwalker

    Arrgh my mind too can be also full of cobwebs Christy.. But your words are far from spiderish!… And I will let you into a secret…. I used to be afraid of our 8 legged friends from being a child… But I made friends with a few who got to be named.. And now we can live happily together so long as they keep their legs from under my legs we are fine… πŸ™‚ x

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Hehe great way to put your thoughts Sue! I don’t like them crawling on me either. When they are in my house I take efforts to put them outside, they deserve a long life as well. Thanks for taking the time to catch up on my post. Always nice to see you.

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Hehe I love the way you phrased your comment Raymond! Thank-you for taking the time to catch up on my posts today. I knew writers would understand the quickness of typing on days when inspirations strikes loudly. A great incoming I read from you today….

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  4. Francina

    Wonderful poem, Christy ! Thank you for visiting me, and by doing so give me the chance to read your blog! I like what I see and I will be back later to read more!

    Ciao, Francina

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