Wednesday, October 24, 2012

World Wide Web

beautiful web found on google

As Grandmother Spider
sits in her corner,
diligently
spinning her web,
to see
what morsels
she might catch,

one day
I tossed a line
out into
a wider web.
Tapping on the keys,
I began to weave
my life
with words

that slowly
brought you to my door:
connections
that I never would
have dreamed,
a world wide web
of friendship,
that opened
the whole wide world
to me,
and, at the same time,
brought me home.

Ella's prompt at Poets United's Wonder Wednesday is: webs. As the web, and all of you, dear friends, has enriched my writing life beyond belief, I gratefully take this opportunity to thank you. It means more than you can ever know that people are reading my words. My friendship with each one of you - these most amazing connections - means all the world to me.

18 comments:

  1. It has opened up whole new world and way of life too, hasn't it. It crosses borders and barriers to give access to those who maybe are denied that freedom of free speech and such, unless they shut it down in those countries but, it has a way of getting there anyway.
    I too cherish so many of the friendships I've made since I've been online. Doesn't seem like only since 1995, amazing how far we've come since then.
    Great poem Sherry.

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  2. In the first stanza I began to identify . . . WWW, hah!
    Well sung; well sung.

    And thanks for reaching out to me. I may repost the Whitman web poem over at Poets United. I will go to see! PS--another interview, can you believe it? Check out IMwRT tomorrow.

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  3. " one day
    I tossed a line
    out into
    a wider web.
    Tapping on the keys,
    I began to weave
    my life
    with words"--- It is so easy to relate to these lines, Sherry. It is amazing how this quirky web changed everyone for the better....I made so many friends here. Your writing is so neat n crisp..and of course, beautiful ! Thanks so much, Sherry Blue :)

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  4. I think many can identify with your words, Sherry. The web has changed so much for so many.

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  5. Sherry,

    I am aware of just how much you feel the benefits from the WWB..a world link which makes the whole word seem that little bit more personal. I write as I sit here thinking of the many messages we have exchanged over the years..We have saved the postman so much energy!!!
    A wonderful facility, which can bring so many joys into one's life..Of course, we must take care as well.
    Happy Wednesday Sherry,
    Eileen :)

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  6. Awwwww....what a happy piece that speaks for many of us so well.

    I've just stumbled here....so I'm new in the mix. But I do thank you for having me and letting me read here.

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  7. Sherry,
    This is true for so many of us - you are our voice today.

    Note : my offering is totally fiction this week. Not to worry!

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  8. I identify, too! Like you, I'm both weaver and victim caught in the web. It's great company here!

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  9. I love having found my way into your worldly web of Poets United and by extension, being able to see your poetry.

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  10. I love how weaving your web of words brought you home! I'm so glad I found your silvery filament :D
    I love your view~

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  11. And you're such a friendly spider I cannot resist. :)

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  12. It's been such a delight to get to know you Sherry. I'm so grateful for the web that caught us.

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  13. Aww. Love this, such warmth...and I can relate too.

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  14. We reach out to each other here in this www....don't we? It has been wonderful getting to know you Sherry and so many others that have become wonderful friends! Thank you Sherry for becomving such a dear friend through the blogosphere! :-)

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  15. I am a late bloomer in the world of writing and blogging but it has brought me an amazing connections I would never have dreamed of before ~

    Thanks also for visiting my blogs ~

    Happy weekend ~

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  16. happyflowerwordzoo002October 26, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    Ah, I love this, us weaving a word web of connections that stretch across cyberspace. What a lovely, gorgeous image. Thank-you.

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  17. So glad you tossed out your line so I could find my way here!

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