Torn Silk Trembles


Torn silk trembles

Palaces crash down like dust –

Long delayed spring clean


This poem was written for Carpe Diem “Little Creatures” #9 “spiders”, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.  And, to follow the poem, here’s a delicate song about spiders.

13 thoughts on “Torn Silk Trembles

    • Yes, me too. I try to keep an eye out for any movement when I’m cleaning up webs and only completely wipe out the vacant dwellings 🙂

      Of course, there’s no mention of spiders in the words, so the palaces could conceivably be of the Buckingham variety, in which case my sympathy evaporates along with the webbing.

    • Oh isn’t it annoying when you find you’ve been ever so late replying to a nice comment 😦 Well, I’m glad you liked the verse and best wishes to you, too, Aquileana!

      And I see that now you’ve written about Selene, goddess of the moon – I know nothing about her, so that will be intriguing 😉

      • I do so agree … funny though, when I was writing my post the nursery rhyme Itty Bitty Spider kept running through my head … you’re very good with haiku Blake … brava!

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