Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The web


I could destroy in one blow
her fine house
of spun silk
woven with care
or leave it there
to capture the first light I might otherwise not see.

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15 comments:

Laure Ferlita said...

Sometimes a quandary, isn't it?

Heather said...

I'm glad you didn't destroy it. Spiders and their webs are such a fabulous miracle to watch.

Murr Brewster said...

When I find one stretched across the trail, I try to unhook it, open the door, and rehook it behind me. I'm not always successful.

bobbie said...

Leave it, by all means.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Yes, we have an unusual looking reddish spider living in our bathroom. It bobs up and down on its bungy cord capturing who knows what out of the air. As long as she stays out of my hair we will remain friends. She didn't like me blow drying my hair this week. She kept coming down after the brush as it whipped around my head. She is only about a half inch in circumfrence. She better watch out. I might not see her next time.

MObugs said...

I vote to leave it :o)

Caitlin said...

What a beautiful quote~ did you write it?

Your entire blog is very inspiring. Thank you for sharing your lovely words and photos.

Caitlin

Margie Oomen said...

just beautiful
and
as it
should
be

Weeping Sore said...

So much of gardening involves destruction, the harder choice is often not to destroy. Then again, spiders in my bedroom?...

MojoMan said...

Maybe there are two kinds of people in the world: Those who step on every bug and wipe away every web without a second thought. And then there are the rest of us.

Brenda Leyland said...

Wonderful... I'm for leaving it there too!

Found your link at Bernie's. Enjoyed my little walk through your nature site..... I can almost smell and feel it.

Susan said...

I'm wearing a pair of spider earrings today (well, they look like little spiders) that I bought after medical inspection of a spider bite ultimately led to a diagnosis of very early stage breast cancer. As a former arachniphobe I would definitely leave it for a while at least, then do the nice Murr thing...

Abbey said...

Personally, so long as the spider's not getting in the way of things or it isn't biting me, then I don't think I'm going to move it.

KaHolly said...

Lovely verse. Age old question. Many thing I'm "wierd" because of these little choices that I make, such as yours. I just smile, knowingly. ~karen

Cathy said...

I love this.