Poetry, The Daily

Little Miss Spider

jumping spider crawling on the arm of the lamp
on Flickr

Daily Note

Every day, a photograph, a poem. As I was working on my WriteOut project the other day, a little spider — a jumping spider — crawled up my lamp to its arm and began a little journey I could watch. I’ve written about these spiders several times, including poetry, which I will share in the next section. The important thing to know is these little creatures — furry, jumpy, everywhere– take care of us very well. They destroy other gnats, roaches, and mosquitoes that bug us. They are our natural pest control. They eliminate creatures that spread disease– like mosquitoes. We know this first hand– by all the gnats and mosquitoes caught in their web that no longer bother us, and so neither do the little jumping spiders, all of whom we call Oscar, even if they are a “Miss Spider.”

And so this spider:

on Flickr

deserves a little poem:

close up of jumping spider near lamp with poem Little Miss Spider Little Miss Spider Ran where it’s lighter Hoping for warmth today Along came a shadow She jumped up with gusto To safety, she scampered away. Sheri Edwards 10.24.22 299.365.22 Poetry/Photography
on Flickr

Little Miss Spider

Little Miss Spider
Ran where it’s lighter
Hoping for warmth today
Along came a shadow
She jumped up with gusto
To safety, she scampered away.

Sheri Edwards
10.24.22 299.365.22
Poetry/Photography

Resources and Other Posts on Jumping Spiders

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Also on this poem:

jumping spider close up by lamp with poem and qr code to info and more poetry Little Miss Spider Little Miss Spider Ran where it’s lighter Hoping for warmth today Along came a shadow She jumped up with gusto To safety, she scampered away. Sheri Edwards 10.24.22 299.365.22 Poetry/Photography

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