Wednesday, 9 September 2009

rusty gate -
a spider weaves a web
between the bars


previously published in the British Haiku Society members' anthology 2008, theme Building.

14 comments:

Janice Thomson said...

A simple yet lovely image Juliet

Jasmine said...

Such a lovely image.

Dare I ask? What is Haiku?

Michelle Johnson said...

i'm particularly drawn to this poem as today I took some pictures of a black and yellow garden spider. she's beautiful if one can say that about a spider. have a great night.

Thomma Lyn said...

Oh my goodness, a spider and a web: are we ever on the same blog-wavelength today! A lovely haiku.

Red Bird said...

I can almost hear that rusty gate!
Well done, Juliet.
:)

Crafty Green Poet said...

Januice, Red Bird - thanks

Jasmine- the haiku is a form of poetry, originating in Japan. There are many school of thoughts about wexactly what constitutes a haiku - but my favourite definition is the one on Brooks Books - scroll down the homepage a little to read it.

Michelle - I think spiders can be very beautiful

Annie said...

Just gorgeous

Deb G said...

A little piece of fall, that haiku. The spiders are busy right now.

mansuetude said...

love when the image turns to "between the bars"

such a shift in perspective

Jenn Jilks said...

Isn't it a fun poetry style?
I am watching the birds come and go, too. There are hints of red!!!

jem said...

Good one. I like the sense of the gate supporting the spider and the spider in some way weaving together the aging gate.re

Julie said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love that the gate is rusty. And yes, spiders are very beautiful. I love it.

fourwindshaiga said...

the spider-one artist notes another's work

Mistlethrush said...

A timely read. I was wiping down the window frames today and ended up missing out a whole section because I would have to have damaged two enormous garden spiders' webs, one of which was just about to start dining...