Her Net Is Cast – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Orb Weaver out front of the house on a full moon.

“Once you begin watching spiders, you haven’t time for much else.” E.B. White

Her Net Is Cast

Watch out moon, you're much too close,
nothing an orb likes more than collecting
golden orbs, and though the night is darker
now, you shine the clearest path, and she
may suddenly dart across her gossamer road
and snare you unawares, her net is cast and 
you are near, beware her hidden smile.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Filed under Free Verse, moon, nature, poem, quote

35 responses to “Her Net Is Cast – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Love both the poem and the picture. A true symbiotic relationship.

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  2. A perfect synchronization! Much to learn from ‘ Her ‘!

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  3. I’m often caught in the moon’s subtle snare 🙂

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  4. What a brilliant capture and ensuing poem.

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  5. Amy

    Yes, “beware her hidden smile”- wise words, Paul.

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  6. Love your shot and verse, Paul…a perfect pairing.

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  7. That’s a great photo! I sense a metaphor at work in the poem, said the spider to the fly.

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  8. My fear is spiders

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  9. Beautiful poem and picture ❤️:)

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  10. That is engineering as its best. I really love spiders, but I think I’ll make an exception, for some specimens from Australia. 😉 Like the Sydney funnel-web spider. Michael


  11. I love this poem and picture. I kind of want to get both framed on my wall.

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  13. lync56

    I love how you use of the word of “orb” and love the rhythm of this poem – great photo too – I love her nightly watch near our front door


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  14. It is so sweet to fall in love. Are you a bit cautious?

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