Are spiders metaphors for stories, or the other way around?

I
at first glance
a story seems to contain
many separate threads
that appear to create
a tangled mess

II
the spider’s eggs
gestate for a long time
in the abdomen
and then
in the eggsack
before the baby spiders emerge

III
a novel
cannot be written
without the shedding
of ink

IV
the bite of the spider
is venomous
it may merely itch
or destroy you completely

V
inspiration
may come to the author
seemingly from the air

VI
when an insect
lands on her web
she wraps it up in silk
until she is ready to use it

VII
words
become sentences
then paragraphs
then motifs
then themes
and only after all of that
do they become a story

VIII
it is amazing
how much of her web
is one continuous thread
that only appeared
to be separate segments

~~

another “cubist” poem for dVerse. And yes, this poem has 8 segments for a reason 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Are spiders metaphors for stories, or the other way around?

  1. I like the analogy of the spider’s web to the stories that we write ~ Of course ink needs to be spilled (or words tapped in the computer) for the novel to be written. I say we can get our inspiration from everyone ~ I like the format and of course, 8 is perfect number ~

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