ODE TO SPINNING SPIDERS by Kimara Wise
There are those that fear the spider,
Filling them with dread,
But I must sing their praises,
For their skills at spinning thread.
I could sit for hours
With my wheel in front of me,
And never spin a silken strand,
As fine as theirs will be.
Their threads are thin as downy hairs,
And glisten in the sun,
How quick they spin their gossamers,
Once they have begun.
So here’s my ode to spiders,
Craftsmen through and through,
For how they spin their magic,
I haven’t got a clue.
What can I say? I’m a fan of spiders. Besides being totally impressed my their webs I appreciate their ability to control the population of other bugs both in my garden and in my house. I don’t kill spiders. In the summer I might carefully remove them with a tissue and deposit them outside, and in the winter, I try to pretend I don’t see them because tossing them outdoors would be certain death. Of course, living in a northern climate we don’t have many poisonous spiders and I might change my tune if they we big enough to carry off small pets, but the spiders we have in Michigan suit me just fine 🙂
Our Spider Coloring Page is based on our Spider Applique
The Spider Coloring Page can be found HERE.
The Spider Applique Block can be found HERE.
The June Applique Collection can be found HERE.
The Coloring Page Gallery can be found HERE.