Spider Spider on the Wall
- John Bennett
As always, Issa's Untidy Hut & Lilliput friend and poet, John Bennett, deals out the necessary corrective for when things threaten to come off the rails due to an all too heady optimism. Between all the brouhaha over NSA, net neutrality, and whose picking your pocket and selling you back what they took, Spider, Spider is as timely and truthful as a Grimm's fairy tale with the original ending firmly intact.
I've spent the better part of the last couple of weeks revisiting the music of the Minneapolis country blues, rags and hollers old timey group Koerner, Ray, and Glover. Putting together this post brought "Spider John Koerner to mind, so here is a little number known as "Rattlesnake," followed by Master Issa's take on the original worldwide web:
Photo by James K. Lindsey
on the moonlit spider web
translated by David G. Lanoue
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