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“Has Spring Come” Spring Webs



*”Has spring come
Or the year gone away?
Second last day”

Spiders weave delicate orbs
Spring dew drops sparkle in the sun


Counting each new day
Weaving a delicate web
Of seasonal life

Warming in the April sun
Eight legs, eight eyes on alert


Winged insects struggle
Against the sticky tangles
A silken wrapped meal

Her suitor begins courtship
Waving enlarged pedipalps


Vigilant mother
Tending her silken egg sac
Spring days grow longer

Her year coming to an end
Small baby spiders spring forth

In response to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Tan Renga Challenge #82, *Basho’s first haiku (1668) “has spring come”

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

12 thoughts on ““Has Spring Come” Spring Webs

  1. Lovely shots and a beautiful poem!!

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  2. From striking and bold and stark to subtle you go, descending the ladder to pure silk, DE. This must be comsumed in the total package for best effect. Quite. Tease: Check my place tomorrow morning for Syracuse’s Crawfish Fest. I just got back from a visit.

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  3. Cool, I’ll be looking for it! I appreciate the compliment.


  4. Beautiful colours in your photos and original look at spring.

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  5. Awesome series …. gorgeous photos and the Tan renga are going so well with the photos and together they make a wonderful story.

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  6. Thank you. I still like the purity of the Basho as it stands, a more existential poem. I could not even attempt this without a theme. But that is why he is a Master.


  7. The first picture is amazing. The colors are like jewels. Well done.

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