Poetry Friday: Web Weavers by Buffy Silverman

Poetry Friday: Web Weavers by Buffy Silverman

Hurray for the Summer Poetry Swap! The first swap is a double delight, because I sent Buffy Silverman a poem . . . and then I got one in the mail from her! As I expected (and greatly anticipated) she sent me a gift from the natural world.

Original photo & poem by Buffy Silverman.

Web Weavers

A spider spins
her silken strands
to trap and tie
a buzzing fly
that stumbles in her net.

A writer spins
her skein of words
to hook and bind
a reader’s mind
with yarns that weave a spell.

— Buffy Silverman

I love the idea of a skein of words! (And I think of Charlotte, literature’s most famous spider after Miss Muffet’s, and before Aragog.) I would love to spend a day with Buffy to learn how she looks at the world and how she comes up with such brilliant poems!

She also tucked a couple of bookmarks featuring her poems into the envelope — much more elegant than the business cards and scraps of paper I tend to use!

Thanks, Buffy, for making the mail such a thrill!

And thanks to Tabatha for organizing the annual event!

Diane Mayr is hosting Poetry Friday this week at Random Noodling! Have a wonderful weekend!

19 Replies to “Poetry Friday: Web Weavers by Buffy Silverman”

  1. I love the surprise of the end rhymes in the 3rd and 4th lines. I’m terrible with remembering names–is this a recognized poetry form, or is it a Buffy?

    Have a great holiday weekend. It’s going to be a hot one here, so I can only imagine what yours will be like.

  2. What fun treasures this Summer Poetry Swap is unfolding. I wouldn’t mind being caught in this writer’s “skein of words.” There’s another wonderful spider who spins, Sophie from Eileen Spinelli”s “Sophie”s Masterpiece: A Sider’s Tale.”

  3. It’s even fun to watch the swap from afar. I love it that Tabatha organizes the whole shebang, and how it brings our community closer!

    I’ll be back for the winter edition!

  4. Keri, I was lucky to have Buffy send me an image poem blown up as a gorgeous photography last year. I love the double poems she created for you, especially the one on the writer. Would you believe that as I read this poem a baby spider was crawling up my arm??? Truth. I have to love nature! Have a wonderful, Bee-tiful summer.

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