Writings and Witterings

Frost Web


Lacy cobwebs creep the hedgerows
sharp as prying spiders’ eyes
glitter-edged and spiky, sparkling
clear spun sugar in disguise.
Lazy hips and haws lounge
as taut twigs cringe in fingered frost
while, fluffed-up red and round, a robin
chirps for all the worms he’s lost.

Polly Stretton © 2015


18 thoughts on “Frost Web

  1. Lovely wintery poem, so lovely to read at the side of our coal fire! 😊.


  2. PS also a reminder for me to fill the bird feeder! 😄x


  3. Fortunately, no frost here yet… However, the Pyrenées are frosted in white. Polly you did an amazing job of preserving the fragility of your subject. Beautiful!


  4. Wonderful to think of spider webs in the frost. I think it is way too cold for them here, or at least I’ve not seen! I am not quite sure what the spiders too. Great sound here throughout. k.


  5. Just wet and dreary in London!


  6. Oh that’s gorgeous Polly. Thank you for sharing.


  7. The imagery of that spiderweb in front is great.


  8. Judicious word selection not only builds the perfect image but also introduces a sound,a humming as I read. A great piece Polly, very much enjoyed.


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