Deception


Photo: V. Slotto

Photo: V. Slotto

Spider webs masquerade
as snow-laden branches
on a dead birch
in July.

Linked to dVerse Poets’ Pub. It’s Open Link Night and Bjorn invites us to share our word addiction at the poetry bar. Hope you’ll stop by, share a poem and enjoy the work of your fellow wordsmiths.

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33 thoughts on “Deception

  1. I’ve always liked spiders, but their webs are kind of sinister, aren’t they? Neat poem!

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  2. Jamie Dedes says:

    And this is clever. They do indeed look like that. Lovely.

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  3. ayala says:

    A lovely piece, Victoria.

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  4. Writer in Progress says:

    Short, but webs can make lovely patterns

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  5. clawfish says:

    even in July things can be fragile , this is beautiful

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  6. I’d have never seen a web for snow~t brilliant ! Unforgettable !

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  7. Pamela says:

    Wonderful visual in this, Victoria.

    Pamela
    p.s. I hope you consider joining us over at the whirl on Sunday. Brenda will send the words to you early, if you ask her to. Or you can get them on her facebook page.

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  8. Perfect description of deception for a bug’s eye view!

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  9. heidi says:

    What a cool inspiration. Spiders are some of my favorites and I love the underlying metaphor.

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  10. wolfsrosebud says:

    they cling to the face as one walks through the wood too… lovely verse

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  11. gayathree92 says:

    You have revealed a beautiful dose of your imagination. 🙂 Lovely haiku. 🙂

    http://www.gayathreeganesan.blogspot.in

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  12. Deception, indeed. Great pic and description.

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  13. claudia says:

    cool pic and wonderful capture that goes way beyond of what is visible..

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  14. Insightful. Things are not what they appear to be . Descartes wrote about this.

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  15. Mama Zen says:

    What a lovely image!

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  16. Well captured imagery, both words and photo!

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  17. Truedessa says:

    Deception…drew me into the poem..cool picture..the spider must be near by waiting for the capture.

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  18. ManicDdaily says:

    Ha! Very clever! They will bring a freeze too, to those caught in their frost! k.

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  19. Tracy says:

    slow move of a spider and snow with the heat of july… thank you

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  20. Mary says:

    I love the comparison here, Victoria. As for the photo — those definitely are SOME webs!

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  21. annotating60 says:

    Well done choice of image to work with.>KB

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  22. A great imagery, those spiderwebs can look like winter

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  23. love how you capture an image and invite the imagination to interpret it.

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  24. shanyns says:

    Great photo, and wonderful poem. Very nicely done!

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  25. kelvin s.m. says:

    …sometimes they walk in the air to create that masquerade of death… smiles… love to go out & seek for these li’l wonders of nature… smiles…

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  26. stevenmgrant says:

    Lovely word painting

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  27. Marya says:

    Gorgeous photo and words to accompany, Victoria!

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  28. Ruth says:

    deceiving indeed – still, there’s something undeniably beautiful about spider webs stretched between tree branches (dead of alive)

    a lovely poem

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  29. brian miller says:

    great title…and a nice capture of simple…i wonder where our wishes play into seeing snow as well…ha…just to cool off a bit…smiles…

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  30. This is such beautiful work Victoria—I love the image and how it all works together

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  31. yelena says:

    spider webs masquerading as snow-laden branches….a very stark image unfolding here, Victoria. great one~

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