Spiders in the house

Acrostic, Animals, Home, Insects, Poetry

#spiders #web #house

22nd June 2018

an acrostic from inkdrop

from a prompt from the imaginarium

sometimes I wonder why they’re there

popping up from out of the garden and setting up in the kitchen

i get the idea, these six legged fellows don’t like the cold…

desperate, they’ll weave their webs in hidden spaces, like

every cubby hole or stair cupboard

Resident, until cleared out with a head of a brush

Metrolink Stowaway

Animals, Humour, Industrial, Places, Transport, Travel

Eccles to Manchester, 5th September 2017

Metropop

Manchester – here is a public announcement

Even the local birds

Think their dinner is taking a liberty , as it

Rides along the tracks without a pass, for now

On system lines from Salford to Ashton, and Bury to Altrincham

Like old Mancunian cotton weavers, they leave

Interesting little webs like they’re decorating the tram

Note the way though – they stay still on their threads when spotted

Kings of the carriage, till the arrival of a cleaner.

Spider in the bath

Animals

halloween-spider-web-transparent

 

I heard a wail, from down below

That monstrous beast will have to go

It had six legs, or eight or ten

And decided our bathroom, was its new den

 

I heard my mum’s most distressed wail

Hearing the woe that was in her tale

So to the bathroom I did go

to see the creature hiding below

 

A spider trying to climb the bath wall

He’d get half way, but then he’d fall

And though to climb he had the knack

He only made it half way back

 

So I didn’t squash him I did relent

And off to front garden did he get sent

Building a home tween two fir trees

So mum she could wash whenever she pleased

 

 

 

Amber

Art, Arts, Nature, Poetry

Salford, 30th May

Found this poem in one of my old scribble books – and thought i’d share it here.

 

The sap from the bark

caught the sleeping tree spider

in a sticky moment

 

Signs from the wood told

all the insects – do not come here

caution thrown to winds

 

And as time ran out

the lone spider was transformed

into a wonder

 

Trapped in its own time

encased in an Amber tomb

surrounded by Gold

 

 

(Spiders) Web

Animals, Garden, Nature, Photography, Poetry

I took this picture in BASICs “Enchanted” Garden, with my new Bridge Camera.  The Spider in question was obviously camera-shy, given it was there a few moments before I got my camera out of its bag.  Nevertheless, s/he left me with a lovely web – weaved between the arms of the brackets of one of the planters.

A spider visited the house one day,
She wanted me to come out and play.
scampering round in the hall
and up and down the mirrors and walls.

So out of the door I did go
She scampered off fast, as I went slow
and heading for the nearest tree
looking for something for her tea

At first I thought, the fence she’d cleared
but then in an instant – she reappeared
hanging her threads from the nearest tree
it looked like fine embroidery.

And then on a branch, I watched her wait
for something to catch and put on her plate
a swarm of flies through the sky
and towards the middle of the web they did fly

So as I sat, enjoying a treat,
The spider sat central in her web to eat
eating a few bugs, without little haste
and wrapping the rest up so they wouldn’t go to waste!

Tale of a Spider

Garden, Insects, Poetry

Spiders Web 2

Spiders Web 2

A spider visited the house one day,
She wanted me to come out and play.
scampering round in the hall
and up and down the mirrors and walls.

So out of the door I did go
She scampered off fast, as I went slow
and heading for the nearest tree
looking for something for her tea

At first I thought, the fence she’d cleared
but then in an instant – she reappeared
hanging her threads from the nearest tree
it looked like fine embroidery.

And then on a branch, I watched her wait
for something to catch and put on her plate
a swarm of flies through the sky
and towards the middle of the web they did fly

So as I sat, enjoying a treat,
The spider sat central in her web to eat
eating a few bugs, without little haste
and wrapping the rest up so they wouldn’t go to waste!