Whirligig Wordle – The Fly – December 10, 2015

Dew on a spider's web in the morning. Luc Viatour

Dew on a spider’s web in the morning. Luc Viatour

Once upon a sunny morn
Spider caught a clumsy fly
(Fleeing from a wasp and crow)

In alarm it hit that web
Shouts and pulling did no good
(Yet it begrudged fate her due)

With molecules of hidden strength
Called unto its tiny wings
(Fly broke spider’s silky web)

With a whirl it flew away
Across the red poppy fields
(Humming happy songs of life)

© G.s.k. ‘15

And here’s another spider and fly nature story:

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Philosophy in Warm Weather” by Jane Kenyon: sunny, clumsy, wasp, molecules, whirl, begrudge, spider, poppy, shouts, crow, alarm, pulling


Sunday’s Whirligig 36

American 767 – July 1, 2015

never alone when she walks
searching the road and fields
the tiny ant leaves her trail

seeds, crumbs – a rich summer feast
she dances joyously
the tiny ant leaves her trail

© G.s.k. ‘15

The American 767 and it was created by Dennis L. Dean.

Here it is for you:

The American 767 is:

  • a tristich, a poem in 3 lines. (Cool thing to know!)
  • syllabic, 7-6-7 syllables per line.
  • unrhymed.
  • written with the name of a “bug” in it.

Written for:

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie – B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond