Floated slippery, thready and quick   surviving the spindle merely

to pivot   a cocoon too

tight less likely consumed   Then needles inserted at points   tend

to unwind and return, little eyes letting a mixture of soaps   Energy employed

as a last resort   Distortions looped and tricked   we transfer the silk to bobbins

from skeins   Tapped lightly her head   in tanks

underground spittle emitted to facilitate flow, yield low

the slow revolving   Starred or a plum blossom, seven sharp tips   by whips

and twigs   The potential for beating, though slim, fixed

for floss, reducing drag   a process called

reckoning   a sheet known as lap    

--from SILKYARD [Until the time of spinning]