This beautiful writing spider floated in mid-air on the corner of my garage door. Spinning its lines next to the light, it sits waiting for the next poor bug to fly into the web. It is one of the biggest writing spiders that I have seen. Today I saw it wrapping up a bug for future consumption! Looks like his patience payed off!
Spider spins its web
Writing nature’s poetry
Floating on beauty
Photos: Dwight L. Roth
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All around my back yard, flower beds, and garden, I am finding spiders at work building webs, hoping to snare some unsuspecting insect. As summer draws to a close, fall sneaks in quietly, with shorter days and welcomed cooler temperatures. Spiders will use their catch for nourishment to help then create an egg sacs that will survive fall and winter, hatching in the spring as warm days return again. The cycle of life continues.
Spiders keep spinning
Autumn’s internal clock ticks
Bugs feed urgency
Photo: Dwight L. Roth
Written for Frank Tassone’s Saturday Haikai challenge. Our writing needed to reflect the message that autumn is near.
#Haikai Challenge #47 (8/18/18): autumn near (aki chikashi) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga