Friday, October 9, 2015

Spider’s...--By Jan Allison--United Kingdom

Spider’s exercise
Abseiling down silken threads
Moonlight casts shadows

Jan Allison is a relative newcomer to poetry. She didn’t start writing poetry until her husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent surgery at the end of 2013. She wrote her first poem ‘Splendid Isolation’ whilst he was in hospital. Since then has discovered a love of poetry and has written over 500 poems. Jan also wrote collaboratively with her writing partner Darren Watson under the name Jadazzle United.


  1. Sweet spider haiku, Jan:
    I love watching spiders build their webs in the moonlight.
    Hugs. SuZ

  2. Jan, I love this haiku, so well written and picturesque. Thank you for sharing your talent. I hope all is well with your husband.
    Love, Charlene.

  3. Wow Jan, you have delved deeply into a fine thought about a spider and his web. And even deeper into the thoughts about life with infinite possibilities within the correct mindset. It's nice to read your poetry again my friend. I hope you are doing well. Your skills as a poetess are growing immensely and you are glowing like this spiders silken thread. I love the shadows metaphor, keep up the awesome work. I want to read more of your pieces! Great work!!

  4. This is a most lovely haiku, Jan. Spiders and cobwebs are fascinating and inspiring. Well done! // paul

  5. HI Jan. Nice poem. You are really creative. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  6. Nature's net makers, and for their size they are as strong as steel. A lovely poem Jan. Blessings, Connie

  7. Winsey winsey.A very good visual poem very clever. Well done. best wishes. Pete.