Slow-Cooked Sentences

Crepuscular

Rachael Conlin Levy

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adjective

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In the day, the web is empty.
The spider sleeps, safe and snug, in a crack in the wood.

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But in the crepuscular gloom, the spider awakens
and skitters down a long strand of web.

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The children watch
it stitch its torn web under the darkness of night.

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All photos courtesy of Dance in the Kitchen.
Final two photos by Marcel Levy.


1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling twilight; dim.
2. (Zoology) Appearing or active at twilight.

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2 responses to “Crepuscular”

  1. kyndale says:

    Is this the spider that's lived on your porch? I like this word very much..

  2. Rachael Levy says:

    The very one. And I love this word, too. I've been trying to take a picture all summer that would illustrate it, and finally, (with my husband's help), did!

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