Spider of Destiny

A golden web is being spun, in the background, shadowed. The Spider of Destiny, golden and corpulent, weaves her Web – especially for you.
Unique, individual: as your life flows and the choices you make – furiously She weaves, twitching the Web here and tweaking it there, to compensate. The Pattern of your life to be read in Her busy, delicate threading.
The blind get caught in her sticky making, fastening you to Her determined intention until you have learned that strand’s lesson – and then you are released: shaken, unharmed – maybe – how hard did you fight? Did you hurt yourself in Her shining light, Her golden Web, dawning bright in your mind and heart and soul?
Do you see Her, beautiful, terrifying, as she weaves and threads, spinning and spinning?
Does she frighten you, knitting and flitting in rhythmic circumstance?
Is she radiant or ghastly in her Spider-like dance?

Golden Orb Spider

Golden Orb Spider (Photo credit: Mamboman1)

Spider of Destiny,
Weaving your Golden Web-
I see you, spinning each separate thread.
Let me dance with you,
Learn your ways,
Let me walk unharmed
Through your threaded maze.
Let us be friends, you and I,
That I might look with joy upon
The completed pattern when I die.

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  1. I’m going to be a bit gentler to the spider webs I find in my corners from now on. 🙂

    Really liked this piece from you.

    • 🙂 lol. Spiders are lucky (just don’t get too close!)
      Thanks for the compliment – always nice to hear 🙂

  2. beautifully written

  3. A lot of people metaphorically speak of webs as entanglements, even entrapments, but I see them as amazingly intricate, complex, meaningful, ever-changing creations that connect our thoughts, experiences, ourselves with everything – they simply connect. As for the spider, you’ve given me some words for thought. Thanks.

    • A lovely viewpoint – and I’m glad I’ve given you something to think about – that’s the point of writing – well, one of them! 🙂
      This image, of a ‘Destiny Spider’, came to me some years back. We all have our own story, and our own concept of the pattern of our life. This one was particularly strong and has stayed with me – it’s just taken me this long to compose a piece of writing about it.

  4. Chilling but beautifully written.


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