poetry and prose about place

in the shelter of the covered bridge – through a spider’s web

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April 4, 2015 ‘web’ Jane Tims





after the rain,

says the spider,

I am purveyor of worlds


peer through my web

800 raindrops

inverse images


each a replica

of roof, walls and passageway

joists and beams


loops of lenses

strands of crossing

binocular bracelets


built a web to catch

the rain? I don’t think so

but insects never came to call


so I am content

with captured

covered bridges


swimmers, girls gone fishing

and the occasional




Copyright  2015  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

April 6, 2015 at 7:04 am

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  1. great combination

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    April 7, 2015 at 12:49 am

  2. How interesting, the way raindrops can be lenses that change the perspective of spiders, as well as the way we interpret the world. I love the way your drawing illustrates your delightful poetry.

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    Barbara Rodgers

    April 6, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    • Hi Barbara. I am working on the beginning to a series of poems about animals and plants in and around covered bridges. Getting comfortable with the topic! Jane


      jane tims

      April 6, 2015 at 7:02 pm

  3. Binocular bracelets…what an intriguing image, capturing linkages, distance, close-up, and images of coming and going, looking, seeing, watching, and circles, webs…perfect.

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    Carol Steel

    April 6, 2015 at 7:54 am

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