funnel tree

    Orb weavers!
  Weavers of tangled nets!
All eight-legged ones
whose spinnarets
weave the dome,
funnel and sheet,
who shuttle silk
between combed feet:
Leave behind
your tattered lairs
above the hearth,
beneath the stairs,
in gardens and meadows,
by rivers and streams.
Arise-unravel
your web of dreams!
    Begin our tapestry again;
       Cover the earth from end to end!

spinnarets
From ARACHNE SPEAKS by Kate Hovey, artwork by Blair Drawson copyright 2001
Margaret K.McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster.
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