30 in 30, day thirty

sept 2017 30-30I worked most of the day in the yard, where I met a most charming fellow, elegantly dressed and with a great sense of rhythm.

Light on his feet

tiny jumping spider with shiny green
body and black legs – except
the first set, which are tipped
in ivory: gentleman’s gloves
and baton or cane

he leaps from fold to fold
along my sleeve, first legs waving
like Toscanini, keen eyes alert
for a lady spider to share
his dance of love


3 responses to “30 in 30, day thirty

  1. Something shady going on with WP. It says I don’t follow you, but I know I do. Maybe that’s why I haven’t been getting notices in my reader. WTH. Anyway, very sweet imagery. Almost makes me love spiders. CONGRATS ON A MONTH OF POEMS!!!!

    • WTH indeed – welcome back (from wherever WP sent you)! And thank you. 🙂 I’ve been thinking of less marathonish ways to boost my writing, like 7- or 14-day poetry sprints. Is that something that might interest you?

      • I love the idea of sprints. That is sort of what I’ve been doing for the past 10 days. I got 4 poems out of it. The thing for me that I am finding is that I write better poems if I give myself 2-3 days per poem. If I’m too rushed it’s very easy for me to crank out stuff that is very formulaic, for lack of a better term that sums up the host of problems that come with rushing a poem. I am thinking of pacing myself where I have to come up with two poems per week. That gives me a little extra time if I want to work on prose or if something “comes up,” but it assures that I get 2 a week. Kind of like I ought to lose 2 pounds a week. That I haven’t committed to yet ;).

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