October 02, 2003

Lost in Space

image copyright Fred First
Wandering early without purpose the light lured me into wet pasture, light glancing over the ridge, beading the cleft of valley with diamonds

On the peninsula edged by creeks
that flow together at its tip,
looking up from jeweled grass before my face
a perfect fingerprint, a spider's concentric order, suspended

Its center drew me in-- a portal web
that opens into other times, a wormhole where
Winter waits and I will go

Posted by fred1st at October 2, 2003 05:34 AM | TrackBack

Absolutely beautiful...both the picture and the poem. Thanks for sharing it.

Posted by: Carol at October 2, 2003 07:17 AM

Did you take the photogrpah? It's amazing. I have never been able to capture spider webs, although I have tried.

Posted by: Trey at October 2, 2003 08:42 AM

Made me gasp aloud--and aspirate a big chunk of granola. But it was worth it.

Posted by: Doc Rock at October 2, 2003 09:06 AM

Very beautiful.

Posted by: Pascale Soleil at October 2, 2003 12:09 PM

Wow . . . just breathtaking!!

Posted by: Artichoke Heart at October 2, 2003 11:53 PM

a perfect fingerprint...

Posted by: boynton at October 3, 2003 07:42 AM

When I start feeling full of myself and clever, all that's needed to bring me back to reality is to look at a spider's creation. Phenomenal photograph.

Posted by: Beth at October 4, 2003 07:36 AM

Wow. Will you come get my spiders, please?

Posted by: Da Goddess at October 9, 2003 03:33 PM

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