the heat is off the east wall
so the spider gets busy
sails and vacancies
to the measure of her prey
the perfect funnel.
how like this enterprise:
each line both making an idea
and the idea itself — an artefact
strung with dew fall and fly shells
its beauty incidental (though no less beautiful)
to the machinery in its depths.
and here we are wrapt
trying to remember the door.
Image: Scherzo di Foilia, c. 1863-66 by photographer (and entomologist!) Pierre-Louis Pierson, photograph of Countess Virginia Oldoini Verasis di Castiglione (1835–1899) c/- Wikimedia Commons. The collaboration between photographer and model which continued for forty years, shows her as an adventurous and highly creative individual.
Posted at Dverse – open link night where Sanaa is hosting.
And let yourself be seduced with Golden Brown by The Stranglers from 1981 (try to ignore the colonialist exoticism in the film clip 🙂)