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Iambic Spider

The seven legged spider knits and sews
Makes seven little socks to warm her toes

What mountains should she climb without a rope?
(it’s tempting here to rhyme by using ‘hope’)

What balance, oh! what symmetry beheld
When once she set about her climb, compelled

Considering her loss she holds her ground
Returning home she stokes the fires, earthbound

The seven legged spider knits and sews
Makes seven little socks to warm her toes

© Jilly & Silly Jilly  All Rights  Reserved

Frank is tending bar at the Poet’s Pub,
dVerse on Thursday night, we’re challenged thus
to meet out lines for Meet the Bar this day
Iambic feet in lines that hold to ten
I cut my teeth on nurs’ry rhymes of old
with thoughts that run within this form each day
And so, my friends, my spider with a crutch
is in the spotlight twice within one week.

Author:

A wild soul writing poetry.

28 thoughts on “Iambic Spider

  1. That’s the spider with the missing leg. I like how you start and end with her knitting socks for her remaining legs. I also like this couplet: “What mountains should she climb without a rope?
    (it’s tempting here to rhyme by using ‘hope’)”

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  2. Brilliant, Jill! I love spiders and I love your seven-legged iambic one with her seven little socks! I like the aside in brackets – they always make me smile – and the use of ‘symmetry’ has echoes of William Blake’s tyger! A tiger spider!

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  3. “What mountains should she climb without a rope? / (it’s tempting here to rhyme by using ‘hope’)… Considering her loss she holds her ground….” Beware the compelling truth concealed often in Jilly’s silly rhymes! Like many a child’s nursery rhyme, this holds a dark tale… close to the poet’s heart. Brilliant, Jilly!

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