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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 11, Number 1, March 2017

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Doris Lynch
Bloomington, Indiana, USA


Spiders at Your Leisure

In September spiders enter full construction mode. Therefore, when hiking the meadow trail, procrastinate; let the ambitious or impatient forge paths for you. In the brilliant morning, let them bumble into sticky webs, smear foreheads and jackets, then pluck silver strands of spider web from their hair.

Around the house, look carefully before entering doorways, any filigree of shine might be a trap. Not intended for you, but still you might get caught.

At night, when you take the dog out, you find a web in the flashlight's glow. Keep your distance, but enjoy the glittering, miniature galaxy.

autumn clouds
diminish Orion's sword
tree frog's lament

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