The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Some Spiders

Listen to Janice's poem ...
Not every spider spins a web
of silky sticky glue
to trap an unsuspecting fly
and gnats that wander through.

I’ve heard about some spiders,
with fangs for hunting prey.
They don’t need a web at all—
just grab and chomp away!

If I became an arthropod
I’d think I’d hunt with silk.
I’d take a nap, pluck my prey,
and eat my snack with milk.

About the Writer

Janice Scully

Janice is a retired doctor who enjoys poems about nature and science. She has an MFA from Vermont College and has had stories published in Highlights for Children. Her poems have been published in anthologies including THANKU: POEMS OF GRATITIDE, edited by Miranda Paul, and THINGS WE DO, Edited by Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell.