Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The X-spider

Blogger friend, Anand Amembal, posts this wonderful capture of an Argiope Spider, from the Gandhi Tekdi, in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park , North of Mumbai.   This spider, found in temperate and warmer climes, weaves in an X-shaped pattern in white amidst  paths in its web. Sometimes designed to attract prey, and sometimes designed to keep of predators.

And it never ceases to amaze me how we as the so called smarter species, also do similar things...... 

(photo by Anand Amembal)

An Argiope Spider,
his tricks
in a far corner of Mumbai.

by the hoodwinking
by those who purport
to run Mumbai.

Insufficient living space,
entangling folks
in a web and maze
of confusing
almost invisible
bad roads with gaps,
zebra crossings in white
meant for walkers,
but driven
over mindlessly
by predators in 4 wheels.

What price
of what
everyone thinks
is the smarter species ?

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant way to live and be safe....

    And so befitting words to bring that in our own lives :-)