Juan Olivarez

(september 12 / nyssa oregon)

Tiny Orb Weaver


Tiny orb weaver,
Weaver of dreams.
Stronger than steel,
Are your invisible beams.

Golden and black,
Cringing from my touch.
Though endowed with venom,
It's really not much.

Crawling up my arm,
And refusing to bite.
Just you're mere presense,
Causes others great fright.

But you and I spider,
Know each other well.
Oh if you could talk,
The stories you'd tell.

So sit in your creation,
Of silk strong and fine,
Golden Orb Weaver Spider,
You're one of a kind.

Submitted: Monday, September 30, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Topic(s): nature


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Poet's Notes about The Poem

9/30/13 Alton Texas the Golden Orb Weaver us a relative of the Black Widow. Though it does have venom it is not dangerous to humans. These beautiful spiders abound in my cactus garden stringing their strands between the arms of my cereus.

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  • Connie Yost (4/28/2014 9:11:00 AM)

    Well, not on my arm he cannot be! I gravitate more towards an oriole's nest, but your poem educational, to say the least, and so well presented! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 411 Points Smoky Hoss (10/2/2013 7:08:00 PM)

    You have glimpsed into the tiny depths of the universe, life small and large abounds... shall we see it? You have. - Bravo gran poeta! (Report) Reply

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