Students - Earlier one evening this week, my husband called me outside to see a mother wolf spider covered in babies. I had never seen this before, and I find myself thinking about it over and over. When I saw her, I half wanted to run away and half wanted to pick her up. So I compromised, bent down, and looked closely. I was unable to get a photograph in time, but I have one in my head that I can go back and revisit when I'm feeling wolf spidery.
Of course this led me to want to read more about wolf spiders, and I found myself amazed by their eight eyes and by the mothers' devotion to their babies. When I sat to write, it makes complete sense that this is what I wrote. I can't stop thinking about it?
It is important to look at fascinating things when people invite you to do so. Even if you're not in the mood. Get up. Go look. Store away what you see in your mind. You might write about it someday.
If you would like read a little bit more about wolf spiders and see a photograph of a wolf spider mom with her babies, visit KidZone, and if you'd like to see even more photographs, there are many at Google Images.
Diane is hosting today's Poetry Friday party of summer here at Random Noodling. All are always welcome to this weekly celebration of poems and poets and words and friendship!
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