tilting my head
to see the rainbow
in a spider’s web


23 Responses

  1. MaryJo Says:

    Beautiful, Caroline.

  2. Caroline Skanne Says:

    Thanks so much!

  3. Peter Pache Says:

    Very well done, thank you.

  4. Caroline Skanne Says:

    Thanks Peter!

  5. Alan Summers Says:

    tilting my head
    to see the rainbow
    in a spider’s web

    Great pacing of the poem showing there is not always a need to 'cut' or to go into juxtaposition mode.
    A glorious salute to both rainbows and our often unsung heroes, the spiders! Karen names all of her's and is very particular about not disturbing them, as they can get frightened.


  6. Caroline Skanne Says:

    Thanks so much, Alan!

    PS Karen is awesome, giving them all names & a stress-free environment . . .

  7. Mike Schoenburg Says:

    Liked your rainbow reference!

    mute swan

    circles the pond

    ripples abound~~~

  8. Caroline Skanne Says:

    Thanks Mike!

  9. Perry Says:

    Nice one.

  10. Caroline Skanne Says:

    Thanks Perry!

  11. sriramjanak Says:

    beautiful <3 <3

  12. Caroline Skanne Says:

    Thanks, Sriram!

  13. janewilliams Says:

    Lovely work, a pleasure to read and reread.

    oil slick – from the corner of my eye a fallen rainbow

  14. Caroline Skanne Says:

    Thanks Jane!

  15. Pravat Says:

    Beautiful images! I read it time and again. It is so tender and the crafting is poetically so divine.

    spider web–
    my thought caught
    in between

    Pravat Kumar Padhy

    Publication Credit: Under the Basho, Inaugural Issue, Vol.1.1 Autumn 2013 (Ed. Don Baird)


    rainbow —
    kids count
    in chorus

    Pravat Kumar Padhy
    Publication Credit: A Hundred Gourds, 3:2 March 2014

  16. Caroline Skanne Says:

    thank you!

  17. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Effective use of zoom-in technique, Caroline, as the reader's viewpoint goes from the vastness of the sky down into a spider web. Nice.


  18. Caroline Skanne Says:

    Thanks marion!

  19. Myke Todd Says:

    Leave it to you to make the presence of a spider appealing. You have no boundaries, Caroline.

  20. Caroline Skanne Says:

    Myke, thank you for stopping by!

    PS 'no boundaries'—I hope that's a good thing (smiling)

  21. Caroline Skanne Says:

    Thanks so much Pravat! & for your lovely poems.

  22. restlessj Says:

    Congratulations Caroline. This poem is a rare treat. Thank you for the vision! xxxx <3

  23. Caroline Skanne Says:

    Thank you so much!

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