My Eye’s Delight – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

RDP Monday – Gossamer


Photo by Brad Warland,  A Golden Orb spider.


“Is there anything in the universe more beautiful and protective than the simple complexity of a spider’s web?”  E. B. White

My Eye’s Delight

I saw her working,
her uncertain, improvised easel
holding a whitened canvas,
just waiting for those
seemingly random daubs
of bold impressionism,
free form interpretations
splashed with meaning,
today there was no mere
Renoir or Cezanne,
this delicate weave of
gossamer sheer,
an orb’s masterpiece
for my eye’s delight.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under Free Verse, nature, poem, quote

27 responses to “My Eye’s Delight – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Humm!
    The spider web is really a site to behold, just speaks out a perfect canvas of Nature formed out of nothing.
    It pains me in the heart when I unknowingly bump into these webs.
    Not just for the fact that they are irritants to the skin, but because I feel these tiny, boneless creatures must have laboured their lives according to their own scope trying to come up with a residential abode.
    Thanks Mr Paul.

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  2. I know just what you mean! I think what amazes me most about spider webs is how symmetrical they are.

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  3. lync56

    I love this poem – you paint such beautiful pictures with words


    Liked by 1 person

  4. Beautiful poem Paul.
    Only one who love art can see in this way.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Wonderful honor for one of the best species and artists of the world.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Art beautifully expressed.

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