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Monday, 5 September 2011

Beware the spiders!

Pure, unbounded sex they are!
Kings by day
and monarchs of the night,
they have it made,
the spiders with their sexual flair
and awful potency.
Of all our fears, we fear the most
their prowess in the web.

They have monopolised the field:
good sex, bad sex,
they have it all, who hang their wares
upon the nearest tree
and tease us as we try to pass,
their long legs in our way.

What are these wares of theirs?
Why, nothing less
than organs of the tender trap
made in situ
and deployed outside the body!
Beauty becomes them
and becomes the trap.


18 comments:

Leatherdykeuk said...

What a disturbing poem, Dave!
Spiders or prostiutes... now there's a thought: Arachnid prostitutes.

kaykuala said...

They have monopolised the field:
good sex, bad sex,
they have it all, who hang their wares
upon the nearest tree
and tease us as we try to pass,
their long legs in our way.

Excellent take. Just shows how persistent is the cob-webs network

Hank

jabblog said...

. . . and each web is spun anew each morning. She eats her web each night, whether before or after she eats her mate, who knows?

Mary said...

I will never look at a spider web the same way again. LOL.

I like "Beauty becomes them
and becomes the trap." Perhaps not only true of spiders!!!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

I had an episode with a spider last night!!! They ARE terrifying. i think I could add a verse or two to your poem, Lol! Although, it's just great the way it is.

Dave King said...

Leatherdykeuk
Yes, quite a thought that, I can see that might be the stuff that nightmares are made of!

kaykuala
The arachnonetwork? Wish I'd thought of that!

jabblog
My guess is the web is the sweet course, but either way you make the poin very well that we are right to be afeared of them!

Mary
Thanks Mary. I think your last point is probably well made. Indeed, not only true of spiders!

Elizabeth
Agreed. They can be terrifying. By all means add a verse or two, we could even open it up, turn it into a public composition. Good to have your visit and response. Thanks a lot.

Tabor said...

Yes, or yucky yes! Hate it when they get in my mouth...the webs.

Brian Miller said...

never knew spiders had it so good on the sex side...need to look into that in case i get to choose what i come back as...lol...do love to see their art webs...

Mishi said...

I would tag this poem as ABSTRACT! and Beautiful Abstract..abstract yet simple to grab..good work Dave:-)

Mishi said...

I would tag this poem as ABSTRACT! and Beautiful Abstract..abstract yet simple to grab..good work Dave:-)

Titus said...

Cripes Dave, you're plugging into one of my primal fears here. And just the time that they're all making their way inside...

I got an echo of Blake's Tyger in this.

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

Marvellous, intense, culminating with the symmetry of the final two lines.

Windsmoke. said...

The second stanza says it all for me. I'm not scared of spiders but it is quite annoying when hiking in the the bush and you run headlong into a spider web :-).

unsungpoet said...

This is very interesting...I like how you end it, such truth!

Dave King said...

Tabor
Know what you mean - it happens on my daily trip with the recycle bins.

Brian
Now that IS a thought...! Hadn't occurred to me, shall have to work on that one.

Mishi
Hi, welcome to the blog and thanks for the interesting - and very generous - thought.

Titus
Many thanks, yes, I suppose the primal fear is where I started from, but the association with Blake' s high praise indeed, more than a snatch of the Wow factor there!

Tommaso
As always, a response to savour. Many thanks for the thought.

Windsmoke
Whatever your take on them its difficult to be neutral and impossible to ignore them.

unsungpoet
Good to have you visiting. Thanks for the comment.

Laurie Kolp said...

Just be careful not to step on them... or hundreds of babies might scatter everywhere.

flaubert said...

Dave, an interesting piece of writing.
"Beauty becomes them
and becomes the trap."

Love that bit.

Pamela

Heaven said...

I thought you were not talking about spiders... but I like the creative flair of your words Dave.

Who would have thought spiders are seen actively hanging up their wares....love the last lines too~