35 Poems About Spiders

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Step into a world where the tiny and often overlooked creatures of our world take center stage. ‘Poems About Spiders’ is a collection that weaves together the intricate beauty, mystery, and sometimes fearsome aspects of spiders.

These poems spin a web of emotions, observations, and insights, creating a tapestry as diverse and fascinating as the spiders themselves. Whether you’re an arachnophile who admires these eight-legged architects or someone seeking to understand their complexity, this collection promises to enthrall you with its lyrical exploration of spider’s life.

Let us journey together into the corners of the natural world, where spiders spin their stories in silken threads.

Related: For more, check out our article on Poems About Animals  here.

free verse poetry

Five Free Verse Poems About Spiders

1. The Weaver’s Art

In the quiet corners of the world,

She toils in obscurity,

An eight-legged artist spinning silken strands,

Weaving intricate tapestries of dew-kissed webs.

Her dance is delicate yet determined,

Each movement a testament to nature’s ingenuity.

By Dan Higgins 2024

2. Shadows and Silk

Beneath the moon’s pallid glow,

A shadow skitters across the garden wall.

Spider, master of silk and stealth,

Casting her net in the cool embrace of night.

Her patience, a lesson in stillness,

Her craft, a marvel of precision.

By Dan Higgins 2024

3. The Arachnid’s Hourglass

On her abdomen, an hourglass marks the passing of time,

Each grain of sand a testament to her survival.

She is feared, yet she fears not,

In her solitude, she finds strength,

In her venom, she finds protection.

By Dan Higgins 2024

4. Eight-legged Ballerina

She pirouettes on gossamer threads,

An eight-legged ballerina in a performance for no one.

Her stage is the morning dew, her audience the rising sun.

With grace, she dances through life,

Unseen, unappreciated, but undeterred.

By Dan Higgins 2024

5. The Spider’s Lullaby

In the silent hours of dawn,

The spider sings a lullaby to her unborn.

Her song is spun from silk, her love woven into each thread.

To her children, she bequeaths her wisdom,

Her courage, her resilience.

For in each tiny spiderling, her legacy lives on.

By Dan Higgins 2024

Related: For more, check out our article on Poems About Chimpanzees here.

Haiku Poem

Five Haiku Poems About Spiders

1. Web of Life

In morning’s soft light,

Silk threads glisten with dew drops –

Spider’s masterpiece.

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2. Silent Hunter

Shadow on the wall,

Silent hunter waits for prey –

Night whispers secrets.

By Dan Higgins 2024

3. Time’s Mark

Hourglass on her back,

Counting moments in sand grains –

Life’s fleeting rhythm.

By Dan Higgins 2024

4. Ballet of the Arachnid

On thin strands she twirls,

Eight-legged ballerina –

Dance of life and death.

By Dan Higgins 2024

5. Mother’s Song

Silk cradle swings high,

Mother spider sings softly –

Life’s fragile promise.

By Dan Higgins 2024

Related: For more, check out our article on Poems About Monkees here.

Limerick

Five Limerick Poems About Spiders

1. The Spider’s Web

A spider who lived in a web,

Wove patterns so finely ebb.

With silk smooth and fine,

In the morning sunshine,

Her artistry simply celeb.

By Dan Higgins 2024

2. The Night Prowler

There once was a spider so sly,

Under the moon, she would fly.

On the wall, she’d prance,

In a stealthy dance,

In the shadows, her prey would lie.

By Dan Higgins 2024

3. The Timekeeper

A spider with time on her back,

Kept life’s fleeting moments in track.

With sand grains to tell,

In her hourglass shell,

Time’s rhythm she never did lack.

By Dan Higgins 2024

4. The Dancing Spider

A spider who danced on a thread,

Twirled around as though led.

Her eight-legged ballet,

At the break of day,

Was a performance that spread.

By Dan Higgins 2024

5. The Spider’s Lullaby

A mother spider up high,

Sang a sweet lullaby.

In her silk cradle’s swing,

She would softly sing,

Under the moonlit sky.

By Dan Higgins 2024

Related: For more, check out our article on Poems About Snakes here.

Tanka

Five Tanka Poems About Spiders

1. Morning’s Artistry

Morning’s soft glow lights,

Silken threads glisten with dew.

Spider weaves her web,

A masterpiece in the dawn –

Life caught in delicate silk.

By Dan Higgins 2024

2. Shadows in the Night

Shadow on the wall,

Silent spider waits for prey.

Night whispers secrets,

Hunter and hunted engage –

A dance in the moon’s soft light.

By Dan Higgins 2024

3. Sands of Time

Marked by an hourglass,

Counting moments in sand grains.

Spider lives her life,

In the rhythm of the sun –

Time’s fleeting melody sung.

By Dan Higgins 2024

4. Dance of the Arachnid

On thin strands she twirls,

Eight-legged ballerina spins.

Dance of life and death,

In the morning’s gentle breeze –

Arachnid’s ballet begins.

By Dan Higgins 2024

5. Cradle Song

Silk cradle swings high,

Mother spider sings softly.

Beneath moon’s soft glow,

Life’s fragile promise whispered –

Lullaby in the night air.

By Dan Higgins 2024

Related: For more, check out our article on Poems About Rabbits here.

Sonnet

Five Sonnet Poems About Spiders

1. The Weaver’s Dance

In corners dark, where dust and shadows meet,

A creature spins a silken thread so fine.

Its movements swift, precise, a rhythmic beat,

A ballet danced upon a fragile line.

Eight legs that dance across the moonlit air,

Creating patterns intricate and grand.

Each strand is placed with utmost care,

In this, the spider’s silent band.

A web of beauty in the morning light,

Glistening with dew, a sight to see.

A testament to the spider’s nightly flight,

A testament to nature’s mystery.

So next time you see a spider’s web,

Remember the dance, the delicate ebb.

By Dan Higgins 2024

2. The Spider’s Lullaby

In the quiet of the night, a lullaby is spun,

By a creature small and nimble, under the moon and sun.

The spider, with its delicate touch, weaves a tale untold,

Of silent hunts and moonlit nights, of courage strong and bold.

Its lullaby is not of words, but of silken threads and dew,

A song that tells a story, every morning anew.

It sings of life’s fragility, of strength in things so small,

Of the beauty found in nature, if we just heed its call.

So let the spider sing its song, let its story be told,

In the delicate threads of its web, and the morning’s gold.

For in each strand, a lesson lies, if we just choose to see,

The beauty in the spider’s song, a symphony of the free.

By Dan Higgins 2024

3. The Silent Hunter

In the stillness of the night, a hunter takes its stand,

Upon a web of silken threads, woven by its own hand.

The spider, silent and unseen, waits for its prey to come,

In the quiet of the night, it beats its silent drum.

With patience and precision, it waits for the perfect time,

A dance of death and life, a rhythm and a rhyme.

The spider, in its silent hunt, holds a mirror to us all,

A reflection of nature’s cycle, of the rise and fall.

So let us honor the spider, the silent hunter in the night,

Its dance of life and death, a testament to nature’s might.

For in its hunt, a truth is found, as old as time itself,

A truth about survival, in spite of one’s self.

By Dan Higgins 2024

4. The Spider’s Kingdom

In the corners of our world, a kingdom lies unseen,

A realm of silk and shadow, where a spider is the queen.

With a crown of eight long legs, and a cloak of moonlit hue,

She rules her kingdom silently, under the morning dew.

Her subjects are the insects, that fly into her web,

A feast for the queen spider, from her silken ebb.

She reigns with quiet dignity, in her kingdom small and grand,

A testament to the power, held in a spider’s hand.

So let us recognize the spider, the queen of her domain,

Her kingdom may be small, but her rule is not in vain.

For in her reign, a lesson lies, of power and of grace,

A lesson we can all learn from, in our human race.

By Dan Higgins 2024

5. The Spider’s Symphony

In the hush of the dawn, a symphony is played,

By a creature small and mighty, in the morning’s shade.

The spider, with its silken threads, composes a tune so grand,

A melody of life and death, played by its own hand.

Each strand of its web, a note in its song,

A symphony of survival, that plays all day long.

The spider, in its silent symphony, creates a work of art,

A melody that speaks of life, played from the heart.

So let us listen to the spider, let its symphony be heard,

In the quiet of the dawn, let its song be undeterred.

For in its melody, a truth is found, a truth as old as time,

A truth about life’s symphony, a rhythm and a rhyme.

By Dan Higgins 2024

Related: For more, check out our article on Poems About Fish here.

Ode

Five Ode Poems About Spiders

1. Ode to the Weaver

Oh, spider, weaver of the silken thread,

Your artistry in every strand is spread.

In moonlight’s glow, your delicate ballet,

A testament to life’s ephemeral play.

How intricate your web, how fine each line,

In morning’s dew, how beautifully they shine.

Eight-legged artist, spinner of the night,

In every web, you capture life’s raw might.

By Dan Higgins 2024

2. Ode to the Spider’s Song

Spider, your song is spun in silver strands,

A lullaby woven by eight nimble hands.

No words are needed for your tale to tell,

In each thread, your melody does swell.

Your song is of strength, of survival, of grace,

Echoed in each corner, each hidden space.

Spider, your song is a testament true,

To the beauty and mystery found in you.

By Dan Higgins 2024

3. Ode to the Silent Hunter

Hunter of the quiet night, spider so still,

Your patience is a virtue, your precision a skill.

In your web, you wait, your trap is set,

In your silent dance, life and death are met.

Spider, silent hunter, your lesson is clear,

Survival is a dance, a balance we hold dear.

In your stealth and silence, a truth is found,

Life’s cycle spins, round and round.

By Dan Higgins 2024

4. Ode to the Spider Queen

Queen of the hidden kingdom, spider so small,

In your realm of shadows, you stand tall.

With your silken threads, you rule the night,

In your tiny kingdom, you hold the might.

Spider, queen of your domain, your reign is true,

In each strand of your web, your power shines through.

In your kingdom, a lesson to us all,

Even in small things, greatness can befall.

By Dan Higgins 2024

5. Ode to the Spider’s Symphony

Composer of the dawn, spider so fine,

In your web, a symphony divine.

Each strand a note, each thread a song,

In your melody, we all belong.

Spider, creator of life’s tune, your music rings true,

In the silence of the dawn, your symphony is due.

In your song, a truth of life is spun,

A melody of survival, under the rising sun.

By Dan Higgins 2024

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Villanelle Poem

Five Villanelle Poems About Spiders

1. The Weaver’s Song

In corners dark, a weaver spins its tale,

Its dance upon the threads is but a song.

A spider’s artistry in each detail.

Eight-legged artist under moonlight pale,

Each strand of silk is where the notes belong.

In corners dark, a weaver spins its tale.

The morning light reveals the woven veil,

A symphony that plays the whole night long.

A spider’s artistry in each detail.

Each web a masterpiece, so strong, so frail,

A testament to a will so strong.

In corners dark, a weaver spins its tale.

So let us honor the spider, so small, so hale,

In every thread its melody prolongs.

A spider’s artistry in each detail.

In every web, a different tale,

In every strand, a different song.

In corners dark, a weaver spins its tale,

A spider’s artistry in each detail.

By Dan Higgins 2024

2. The Silent Symphony

Upon the quiet air, a symphony is spun,

A spider at its loom, under the setting sun.

Each strand a note, each thread a tune.

In the silence of the night, under the silver moon,

A melody takes shape, a song begun.

Upon the quiet air, a symphony is spun.

Each web a work of art, each one immune

To the hands of time, until the dawn has won.

Each strand a note, each thread a tune.

So let us listen to the spider, under the noon

Sun, as it weaves its song, until it’s done.

Upon the quiet air, a symphony is spun.

Each web a testament to a battle won,

A testament to life’s unending run.

Each strand a note, each thread a tune.

In the spider’s symphony, a lesson is spun,

A lesson of life, under the moon and sun.

Upon the quiet air, a symphony is spun,

Each strand a note, each thread a tune.

By Dan Higgins 2024

3. The Spider’s Kingdom

In the realm of shadow, a kingdom lies,

A spider on its throne, under the skies.

Each web a castle, each thread a crown.

In corners hidden from prying eyes,

A queen reigns supreme, where her power lies.

In the realm of shadow, a kingdom lies.

So let us honor the spider, so wise,

In her kingdom small, she defies.

Each web a castle, each thread a crown.

In the spider’s kingdom, a truth implies,

That even in small things, greatness lies.

In the realm of shadow, a kingdom lies.

Each web a testament to her ties,

To the cycle of life, as it flies.

Each web a castle, each thread a crown.

In every spider, a queen lies,

In every web, a kingdom’s prize.

In the realm of shadow, a kingdom lies,

Each web a castle, each thread a crown.

By Dan Higgins 2024

4. The Weaver’s Dance

In the quiet of the night, a dance is spun,

A spider on the stage, under the moon and sun.

Each step a thread, each move a line.

With precision and grace, the dance begun,

In the glow of the moon, or the dawn’s first sun.

In the quiet of the night, a dance is spun.

So let us watch the spider, as it has fun,

In its dance of life, until it’s done.

Each step a thread, each move a line.

In the spider’s dance, a truth is won,

That life is a dance, under moon or sun.

In the quiet of the night, a dance is spun.

Each web a testament to a race run,

A testament to a battle won.

Each step a thread, each move a line.

In every spider, a dancer, under the sun,

In every web, a dance begun.

In the quiet of the night, a dance is spun,

Each step a thread, each move a line.

By Dan Higgins 2024

5. The Spider’s Lullaby

In the hush of the dusk, a lullaby is spun,

A spider at its harp, under the setting sun.

Each strand a note, each thread a tune.

In the silence of the night, the song begun,

A melody takes shape, a lullaby for none.

In the hush of the dusk, a lullaby is spun.

So let us listen to the spider, under the moon,

As it weaves its song, a nocturnal tune.

Each strand a note, each thread a tune.

In the spider’s lullaby, a truth is spun,

That life is a song, under moon or sun.

In the hush of the dusk, a lullaby is spun.

Each web a testament to a day done,

A testament to the setting sun.

Each strand a note, each thread a tune.

In every spider, a musician, under the sun,

In every web, a lullaby begun.

In the hush of the dusk, a lullaby is spun,

Each strand a note, each thread a tune.

By Dan Higgins 2024

Related: For more, check out our article on Poems About Bears here.

As we conclude our exploration into the lyrical world of ‘Poems About Spiders’, it’s clear to see the intricate beauty and complexity these eight-legged architects possess. Each poem has spun a unique tale, painting spiders not merely as small creatures of our world, but as grand weavers of life’s tapestry.

Whether through the silent symphony of a spider at work or the majestic kingdom of a spider queen, the collection has invited us into the fascinating world of spiders. The journey into the corners of the natural world where spiders spin their stories, has no doubt left an indelible impression.

These poems have allowed us to appreciate spiders beyond their physical form, delving into the mystery, strength, and resilience they symbolize. Through this poetic exploration, we’ve gained a deeper understanding and respect for these tiny architects of the natural world.

In essence, ‘Poems About Spiders’ has woven its own web – a captivating web of words and emotions that reflect the beauty and complexity of spiders. This collection serves as a testament to the power of poetry in illuminating the often overlooked aspects of the world around us.

Let these poems continue to resonate with you, as reminders of the delicate yet powerful narratives spun daily in nature’s smallest corners.

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