The Weaver

The Weaver

Thread over
Thread under
Row after row
It comes and goes
this way and that way

Instinctively I collect materials
A masterpiece takes planning
and much thought
With my inherent skills 
I am a dream weaver

The fruits of my labor
begin to take shape
A hanging garden home
Complete and ready
for its open house

I am an architect 
I am an artist
I am a weaver
I am a weaverbird

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Kim from Writing in North Norfolk blog is hosting D'Verse tonight and has
prompted us to write about animal abodes.  I have always been fascinated with
the Weaver Bird and his undeniable talent.  I hope you enjoy the poem and the video.

  20 comments for “The Weaver

  1. May 3, 2023 at 7:36 pm

    No one else said the poem looks like a nest! I said it.🪹

    • Christine Bolton
      May 4, 2023 at 8:51 am

      Thank you Melissa! ☺️💕

  2. May 3, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    Thank you Christine! Really loved the persistence, following those dreams… What beautiful constructions, both poem and love-nests…

    • Christine Bolton
      May 3, 2023 at 7:47 pm

      Thank you Kathy. So kind ☺️❤️

  3. May 3, 2023 at 2:21 pm

    What a skilled builder it is.. love the connection to dreams.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 3, 2023 at 7:49 pm

      Thank you Bjorn. Yes he was building his dream home. ☺️💕

  4. May 3, 2023 at 10:41 am

    Splendid poem. I love the second stanza the most. ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      May 3, 2023 at 7:53 pm

      Thanks Jay. I really appreciate it ☺️❤️

  5. May 3, 2023 at 4:07 am

    I’ve heard of the weaver but have never seen one or its beautiful nest, Christine. I love the way you describe the way it weaves, similar to the way humans weave and knit – that is where humans got the idea from, I think. I especially like the way you wove the dream weaver into your poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 3, 2023 at 8:38 am

      Thanks Kim. This little bird trying over and over to get it started and then eventually he’s made a home to attract his mate. It is so sweet ☺️💕

  6. Rob Kistner
    May 3, 2023 at 12:37 am

    Absolutely fascinating Christine! Thznk you for introducing me to this little feathered creator… 🙂✌🏼🫶🏼

    • Christine Bolton
      May 3, 2023 at 8:39 am

      Thanks Rob. Such talent! ☺️💕

  7. May 2, 2023 at 9:56 pm

    You’ve chosen an amazing bird for your subject Christine. Loved both the poem and the video.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 3, 2023 at 8:39 am

      Thanks Sadje. I’m so happy you enjoyed them. ☺️❤️

      • May 3, 2023 at 9:29 am

        You’re most welcome. Loved how the young bird kept on trying again and again

      • Christine Bolton
        May 3, 2023 at 7:46 pm

        Oh me too. Wasn’t that sweet? Even when it fell down ❤️☺️

      • May 3, 2023 at 10:35 pm

        Yes, teaches us not to give up at the very first obstacle

  8. May 2, 2023 at 9:50 pm

    A beautiful poem. I Love the impressive nest they make.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 3, 2023 at 8:40 am

      Thanks, Dwight. It’s quite amazing. Isn’t it? ☺️💕

      • May 3, 2023 at 8:45 am

        Yes it really is…

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