krishnakumar chandrasekar nair

Bronze Star - 2,291 Points (1964 and doing pretty good.. / Thiruvalla, Kerala)

The Patient Spider - Poem by krishnakumar chandrasekar nair

I wonder what he does
Between catches and kills
Waiting, patiently waiting
On that ornate web- his design
And what does he think
With his pint sized brain(if any)
Standing on eight distorted legs
Above a ceiling upside down
(or is it right side up for him?)
Leading a proper spiders life
Lonely, and whose only music is
The buzz of a fly caught on his strings..?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I have always wondered what these spiders do meditating endlessly in a very still world only broken by winged meals.

Comments about The Patient Spider by krishnakumar chandrasekar nair

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (4/22/2015 8:36:00 PM)

    Your ability to weave poems out of such very ordinary sights is amazing. Enjoyed this one. (Report) Reply

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  • Heather Wilkins (10/21/2013 2:43:00 PM)

    patience pays off. he will catch the spider just a matter of time. good write (Report) Reply

  • (10/2/2013 3:25:00 AM)

    An enjoyful write sir and good observation too...loved it: -) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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