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Writing 201: Poetry– The Spider’s Lair


world is

woven from a

desire to create

a special reality.

                                             Silken threads intertwine

        and twist in the            moisture laden air,        all the while I wait

                                            and ponder the divinity 

                                             I seek.  The darkness     

of the swamp engulfs          and challenges this       veracity.  Bottle green

                                                        leaves and

                                                      vines encircle

                                                 my retreat,  drawing

                                           wisdom from the primordial

ooze beneath my feet.          Patiently I crouch  and               wait, silent in  my

                                                spider’s lair, as  gossamer

strands of silken lace              play upon her hair.      The dankness of the mire,

                                             the stillness of the day,  

                                                      This I know is my 

                                                          actuality, my


                                                                I shall


Whew, this was a tough one today.  We were to use an animal, make it a concrete poem (shape poem) and to use enjambment. Thanks for checking in on me.

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About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  1. This is amazing Colleen! Beautifully done!!! 🙂

  2. Your creative gifts shine in your spider web. Amazing form. Beautiful words. <3

  3. Your efforts here really come through, Colleen, that is such a creative post…words and image. Bravo. Van

  4. Most creative and unusual. Well done. 🙂

  5. I really like it! When you’re reading the words are drawing you in, making you follow them, like a web.

  6. This is so clever, Colleen. It really brings a spider to mind, and I do love spiders. x:)

  7. You did well with the challenge Colleen. Well done.

  8. Love the poetry.

  9. Colleen, that is so amazing! You are good at that. Have iodine it before?

  10. I love your poem and I love your spider design! Wow, kudos for creating it…I can imagine the time it took to make…

  11. Fabulous! I love spiders, and therefore was happy to see you chose the spider for your animal. This is a tough challenge, but you amaze me with your talent and ability to step up each time and produce beautiful poetry in line with the theme. Hugs.

  12. Colleen: This is truly amazing and WAY cool!!

  13. great job! I do not like spiders, but this poem I enjoyed 🙂

  14. My compliments to all of you taking writing 201. It turned out great and the poem is lovely. I’m just sitting back and enjoying so many of my friends’ great poetry! And I like spiders 😉

  15. My goodness! Amazing! I find it nearly impossible to write poetry of any kind, imagine that one! Thoroughly impressed! Hats off!

  16. Wow, that’s amazing, Colleen. How long did it take you to get that done?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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