Thursday, April 9, 2020

Prey(er) Circle

The Holy Sister of Webs
spins her season of prayers
on Spring tree limbs.

Glittered stabilimenta
fool prey into trusting
they’ve entered the eye of god.

©Susie Clevenger 2020

A spider image sent me on a web search (pun intended) and I learned spiders have a sense of design
I love the sound of stabilimenta in the context of my poem. The meaning in my non scientific definition is: a little extra lace to attract. :)

#napowritmo2020 Day 9


  1. What a fabulous collection of perfect words.

  2. Beautifully said – but oh, the poor dragonfly.

  3. Spiders do a fantastic job with making their webs beautiful. You told it regally.
    Lagnape on their artistic talent.

  4. I find spiders fascinating, Susie, much to the disgust of my husband. I admire their sense of design and love the ‘glittered stabilimenta’ – we can always do with a little extra lace to attract.

  5. This is just so cleverly devised. I tip my hat in admiration.

  6. My goodness this is good!💘 You had me at "Glittered stabilimenta."