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Spider Web Illusions

Lorna is a published writer with a particular interest in narrative poetry, which she finds therapeutic.

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Shadows of perfect symmetry

Enhancing dark abandoned corners

As you create a delicate sanctuary

With interwoven strands of beauty

An artist without recognition


On a tightrope of unrestrained silk

You spin a web of gossamer curtains

In the depths of quiet contemplation

Where the solitude of silence is echoed

In the stillness of the night


Crystal droplets held in endless spirals

Reflect a myriad of translucent colours

Trapping spirits between the threads

As you weave the reality of their fate

In a delicate prison of no escape


A masterpiece of nature’s wisdom

Held by the strength of silken strands

Like poetry spun with tireless whispers

Creating a dreamcatcher of lost souls

Playing to an orchestra of silent notes


Seasons conspire to tame your web

Within a storm of intense jealousy

A single strand flutters in the breeze

In honour of another tangled fortress

Recreated in the tapestry of your life

© 2020 Lorna Lamon

Comments

Lorna Lamon (author) on June 15, 2020:

Lovely to see you Anupam and I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. Thank you for the lovely comments - appreciated.

Anupam Mitu from MUMBAI on June 15, 2020:

Wow! How vividly you have immortalized the spider's web! Great art it is!

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 14, 2020:

I also think the spiderweb is very spiritual and a miracle of nature. Glad you enjoyed this poem Dora and as always I appreciate your comments. Keep safe and stay well.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 14, 2020:

Your third stanza is my favorites in this altogether excellent poem. I find deep symbolism in the web. Great message!

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 14, 2020:

As a child I was fascinated by these little creatures and my mum always said that "If we want to live and thrive then let the spider go alive". I am glad this poem captured their place in nature and delighted with your generous comments Rinita. Stay safe and well.

Rinita Sen on April 14, 2020:

I've been following you but not getting notifications, not sure why.

Anyway, let me first give a standing applause to this piece. Not only is the subject dear to me (I've often marveled at spiders' webs to the extent that I don't even break them in my house sometimes) but the way to represented their craft, the words you chose, and the flow of the poem are all outstanding. They do so much justice to the "artist without recognition".

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 12, 2020:

Hi Li-Jen, There is so much to admire about the spider and its web, and I am glad you enjoyed this poem. Thank you for your generous comments, appreciated as always. Take care.

Li-Jen Hew on April 12, 2020:

Hi Lorna, I enjoyed the deepness in your poem and the creativity. It's when we read between the lines, your poem is like the beauty of a spider web. Thank you for sharing.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 07, 2020:

They are such clever little insects and never give up, regardless of their circumstances. I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem and many thanks for your kind comments Nell - appreciated. Take care.

Nell Rose from England on April 07, 2020:

Such a beautiful picture of a spider's web. And so true. I sat and watched one the other day in my kitchen. weaving in and out, over and back, and thought then how beautiful. You said it perfectly!

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 06, 2020:

Thank you so much Diane your comments mean a lot to me. I'm glad you connected with this poem and thank you for visiting. Keep safe and well my friend.

Diane Denison on April 06, 2020:

Lorna Lamon a beautiful poem. Your understanding of Holy Nature and Perfection of Silence weaved into the make up of all God's creation placed joy in my heart. You are such a creative writer taping into God's divine nature.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 06, 2020:

I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem Farah and thank you for your generous comments - appreciated. Keep well and stay safe.

Farah N Huq from Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 05, 2020:

I never knew a spider web can be described so beautifully and what excellent choice of words! Next time I need to remove a spider web I am surely going to feel guilty :) Your poem is a masterpiece itself. Stay blessed, Lorna.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 05, 2020:

I'm touched Devika and delighted that you enjoyed this poem. Your comments mean a lot to me and thank you for your visit. Stay safe and well.

Devika Primic on April 05, 2020:

You are amazing in using words and filled me with an AW!

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 05, 2020:

Thank you Denise - just like your beautiful artwork I have tried to plant hidden meanings within the lines. Glad you enjoyed this poem and lovely to see you. Keep well.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on April 04, 2020:

Amazing imagery. I loved the words you used without ever saying spider web.

Blessings,

Denise

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 04, 2020:

Thank you Ivana, I love their spirit - they just never give up. We can certainly learn from them. I appreciate your generous comments and thank you for stopping by. Stay safe.

Ivana Divac from Serbia on April 04, 2020:

You never cease to amaze me, honestly. Very filled with emotion and detail. It's absolutely incredible how spiders can do what they do despite all odds. Nature is truly amazing, and so is your poem! Thank you so much for sharing.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 04, 2020:

Hi Liz, The spiders are so tenacious that within hours they will be building again. We usually have such hectic lives that we never stop to admire or appreciate the wonder of nature. It's good for the spirit to observe and admire. Thank you for commenting - always appreciated.

Liz Westwood from UK on April 04, 2020:

This poem helps focus the mind on a fascinating natural feature that in our busy lives we often forget or fail to admire. Now we all have a little more time to observe nature around us. Although I recently heard of a friend in lockdown, who was spring cleaning and making a lot of spiders homeless.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 04, 2020:

I'm touched by your lovely comments Lora. They are such tenacious little creatures and against all the odds manage to create such an intricate work of art. I'm glad you enjoyed this poem and thank you for visiting - appreciated as always. Take care.

Tiyasha Maitra from Gurgaon on April 03, 2020:

You too stay safe. Such troubled times. Hope you and your family are doing alright. Take care.

Lora Hollings on April 03, 2020:

It is strange how such a seemingly insignificant life form can determine so many's fate and can create something so fragile and yet so strong by an innate behavior that mankind could never hope to imitate! These webs are beautiful and complex and they teach us of the miracles of nature all around us that we take for granted every day! Your poem is such a magnificent tribute to nature and all of its mysteries that we cannot even fully comprehend. Your verse is as intricate and beautifully woven as the web of the spider. Extraordinary job!

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 03, 2020:

Lovely to see you Vidya and the humble spider gives me hope for the future. Thank you for your generous comments and for visiting. Take care and stay safe.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 03, 2020:

You always see my poems through my eyes Mitara and I thank you for this. Your comments are always appreciated and its lovely to see you. Take care and keep safe.

VIDYA D SAGAR on April 03, 2020:

This poem is beautiful Lorna. You have brought out the imagery of the spider's web, a wonder of nature so well. And it is true that many such wonders go unrecognised. Loved it. Take care, stay safe.

Mitara N from South Africa on April 03, 2020:

I love the way you have painted such a clear and artistic picture on what I have been oblivious to,

To take notice of such intricacy, it honestly allows you to appreciate the finer art of mother nature that often goes unrecognised, but here we have talent hanging around or walking right passed.

Lorna, love your spin on things

Take care and be safe

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 03, 2020:

Spiders creating their webs against all the odds always give me hope. I am touched by your comments Tiyasha and so glad you enjoyed this poem. Stay safe and well my friend.

Tiyasha Maitra from Gurgaon on April 03, 2020:

Oh Lorna, this poem is like a breath of fresh air. I love the way you have woven the words to create a mesmerising scene.

Like a delicate picture it floats in front of the eyes. I read it thrice. Loved it.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 03, 2020:

I'm touched by your kind comments Nithya and so glad you enjoyed this poem Thank you for visiting - appreciated as always.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 03, 2020:

Thank you for your kind words Chitrangada and I also believe we can learn from these incredible creations of God. Glad you enjoyed this poem and your comments are appreciated as always.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on April 03, 2020:

Beautifully expressed! You poems are masterpieces of art with words. Lovely!!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 03, 2020:

This is a beautiful poem and you weaved the words, so gracefully, to describe this little creature.

There are minute details with deep meaning. We can learn so much from these wonderful creations of God.

Loved it. Thanks for sharing.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 03, 2020:

Aw thank you Peggy - your lovely comments have made me smile. Glad you enjoyed this poem and lovely to see you. Take care.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 03, 2020:

Gossimer spiderwebs are a thing of great beauty, as are your poetic words that flow like honey. I love reading your poetry.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 03, 2020:

You are so kind Pamela and your comments mean a lot to me. Glad you enjoyed this poem and thank you for stopping by. Take care and stay safe.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 03, 2020:

Glad you enjoyed this poem Brenda and I appreciate your kind comments and the share. Take care.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 03, 2020:

Thank you for your kind comments Verlie, appreciated as always. Take care.

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on April 02, 2020:

Gorgeous write Lorna, so delicately penned.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 02, 2020:

Lorna,

I don't much care for spiders, but you paint a delicate picture of his web.

Nice write.

I shared this one.

https://www.facebook.com/101958054719811/posts/133...

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 02, 2020:

This intriguing poem about the spider, its web and so much more. The words you use seem to flow like a beautiful symphony. I reun out of words to describe your poetry as each poem is so perfect.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 02, 2020:

I was watching this poor little spider when I wrote this poem Kyler. The wind had torn the web apart and yet the little soul still kept building. We can learn a lot from these little creatures. I appreciate your comments and thank you for stopping by. Take care.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 02, 2020:

You read my poems so well Ann and there are hidden messages within the lines - we can learn much from this diligent little spider. Your comments are always appreciated Ann - take care.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 02, 2020:

Such kind words Mary and I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem with all its meanings. Thank you for stopping by - appreciated.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 02, 2020:

Life is indeed an intricate web of different connections - it is within nature we find the answers. Thank you for your kind comments.Stay safe and well Manatita.

Lorna Lamon (author) on April 02, 2020:

This is so true Rosina and perhaps we will all be more connected when this time has passed. Your comments are always so generous. Thank you for visiting and keep well.

Rosina S Khan on April 02, 2020:

Lorna, here you talk of a sipder buliding webs of interwoven strands. We as indivudals are also interwoven into eachother's lives. Yet due to troubled times as of today, we are having to keep social distance but can still connect virtually or by phone. Beautiful hub.

manatita44 from london on April 02, 2020:

Yes, life is so much like that, but again the spider is also part of the play. isn't our Lord amazingly mind-blowing? Like your piece. Stay well.

Mary Borges from San Diego, California on April 02, 2020:

Love the line, "An artist without recognition," because it says so much in few words. Every stanza of your poem was filled with descriptive treasures. Wonderful.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 02, 2020:

Wow! Expert word-craft here, Lorna! You've perfectly described the spider, its web and its life, along with all the hidden purposes of its construction. Brilliant!

Ann

Kyler J Falk from Corona, CA on April 02, 2020:

I once sat all day watching a giant spider on the outside of my house, from the beginning of making its web until the evening when it decided to take it down. So precise, and methodical, all the while we see it as just an arachnid or "bug" worthy of disdain for most.

Your poem really makes you stop and realize how precious and beautiful they can truly be.