Spiderweb Silk

Spider web fine,
the thread I followed,
to the forest.

One old friend saying,
“You’ll love it here.”
Another old friend,
rediscovered from summer’s past,
ready to share a room and tea.
And then something new completely.

A house with a tree inside didn’t seem as important anymore.
And you told tradition, while you honored it,
you were going to love as you willed.

Spider web silk wove around us both.
Though I soar to worlds strange to you,
strange to myself if I’m being honest,
spider web silk holds strong,
for a score now,
and will for many years more.


Image from one of my favorite movies, Kiki's Delivery Service



This poem was inspired by a prompt from Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads, Connect the Chimes Challenge. Follow the prompt for more great poetry

35 comments:

  1. Wonderful that such a connection remains so strong and so certain.

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  2. There are friendships that bridge it all, though I would hope a tree house would be important still.

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    1. Tree houses would definitely be a plus!

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  3. I went to the toads website and read the prompt and spider silk is a nice metaphor for a connection between people and the threads that move and keep them together. Nice write. :-)

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    1. It's light, flexible and people seem to run into the damn things all the time LOL

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  4. Spider silk strong--wonderful simile, that such a small creature can rebuild a world and a connection that holds. A house with a tree inside would be cool, though. ;_)

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    1. The smallest things can weave the tightest connections :)

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  5. This is just such a lovely look at friendship, new and old! I agree, with hedgewitch about the house with the tree inside, though!

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  6. luv the last stanza for it wraps the theme of friendship tightly into a woven ball of yarn just waiting to be unravelled, wrought into more beautiful relatioships

    thank you for dropping in to read mine Rommy

    much love...

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    1. Time unravels and reveals all sorts of wonderful things. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  7. Thank you for a wonderful Sunday morning prose and as alWays.......a perfect song!

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    1. Thanks! I'm rather pleased with how well the song goes with it. :)

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  8. A very nice trope to think of that silk as a thread to connect and also lead. Thanks so much for participating with this poem. K.

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    1. Thank you. I really enjoyed getting the chance to contribute.

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  9. The strands of the web connect friends and childhood memories together.

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  10. It is incredible what can happen when the right person comes into our lives. The perfect goofy face, the right smile (that makes us smile just the right), can help us see that we we believe important (even essential) matters very little.

    The speaker no longer needs that tree because what he gives her is more. Besides, the feeling the tree brought into her life is in he heart, tied with spiderweb silk, which reaches into the past and continues weaving into the future.

    And the best part of discovering our heart inside the heart of another, methinks, is what we can find together... even if a bit scary.

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    1. Yes. This is fairly, unabashedly autobiographical. My 20th wedding anniversary is coming up and I remember thinking that I had always thought a Christmas tree with a couple of rowdy children was in my future - and I didn't much care if the rowdy children were by a menorah instead. Also, nice catch on the idea of fear. Spider webs are beautiful, but people often fear what's behind the creation of those webs. But if you let your fear control you, you miss out on the beauty

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  11. I love this. I love the feeling that I am stepping into an already-spinning story, tumbling into it like Alice.

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    1. That's one of the most wonderful compliments I could get! Thank you!

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  12. Loved this enchanting piece :D
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much! I am glad you enjoyed it :)

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  13. It seems such a delicate thing but its strength is inspiring... as is your poem

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    1. So delicate one who doesn't feel it might not believe it is there, and yet :)

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  14. Lovely poem, and I love Kiki's Delivery Service! I would like a house with a tree inside. Maybe a fake one though.

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    1. Kiki is one of my favorite movies. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.

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  15. I was ready for "something new completely."
    Got to trust those spider webs fine, silk or not.
    Nice write, Roomy.
    ..

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    1. It's amazing what we find at the other end of the web. Thanks for stopping by.

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  16. Wonderful visit here. Thanks.
    ZQ

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  17. A very creative and symbolic spin on friendship :-)

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting!

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  18. Loved this and for many reasons. The feelings and emotions that are touched on with the idea of relationship are woven beautifully into hope for the future. It's lovely.
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    gramswisewords.blogspot.com

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