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Acrostic Animals

Web II

Wiry silver threads

Enlongated under hall cupboards

By the stairs

Weaved by a six-legged weaver

Everyone admires the

Beauty of their craft

Wafting around in the draft of the house

Every insect around knows

Bristles of doom await

While the spiders home hangs around

Every fly prays for a

Brush or feather duster

When any insect

Even attempts to escape

Back comes the spider

Wiry and Delicate

Every flies nightmare

Beckons

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Poetry

Creepy

#Fowc #Creepy

Cold dark corners of the house can

Really send shivers up the spine

Especially at night

Ethereal spirits dance among the cobwebs

Passing as they do around the floors

Yet – you’ll only call out – spotting the web’s creator!

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Insects Poetry

Moving in

#insects #spider #bugs #autumn #winter

When the deciduous trees decide to lose their leaves

six legged creatures try their best to find somewhere warm

scurrying quickly over gravel and soil

and leaving a trail over branches that coil

sometimes hanging around the garden shed

or inside a cupboard that’s darkened instead

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Acrostic Animals Home Insects Poetry

Spiders in the house

#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

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Animals Humour Industrial Places Transport Travel

Metrolink Stowaway

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 nothing

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.

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Animals

Spider in the bath

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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

 

 

 

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Art Arts Nature Poetry

Amber

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

 

 

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Animals Garden Nature Photography Poetry

(Spiders) Web

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!

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Garden Insects Poetry

Tale of a Spider

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!

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Acrostic Animals Halloween Poetry Spooky

Web

Something for Halloween – hope you all had an enjoyable night

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Witches

enjoy the company of

big furry spiders, as very Few

escape the

beauty of the trap

weaved

enthusiastically

behind a curtain

White threads, Delicately Placed

Every Flies nightmare

Beckons.

With each wiry strand

Each spider awaits his or her

Breakfast