Writing 201 Day 2: Gift. Acrostic. Simile.

There is a story to what is coming next. This morning I watched spiders having flies for breakfast while I was shooting droplets on leaves and spider’s nets. That gave me the idea to write this.

Generous droplets rest on nets, disguised as pearls

Is nature imitating human’s life?

Framing attractive water nets, dew-playing planets in the Milky Way

Twisting, embracing the prey, as an unfaithful lover giving it away – the spider’s gift.


I joined Writing 201: Poetry.

Today’s assignment is a poem about a gift (or gifts). Using a special form β€” the acrostic; and the device is the simile.


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70 thoughts on “Writing 201 Day 2: Gift. Acrostic. Simile.

  1. I can see you’re enjoying this challenge, Lucile. I love that second photo and I really like the color of the leaves behind the web. Most of the webs I spot in the park have brown/tan/similar colors. This is so bright and beautiful.



  2. Lucille, I dont think I have ever seen such clarity in water droplets! These images are wonderful.
    The backdrop of the red makes the water standout even more.
    I’m posting this comment now so I can go back and drink in more of those beautiful images.
    Thank you!


    1. Debbie, thank you very much for the lovely comment. Your nice words made my ‘shooting’ session in the terrace worthwhile. It was very cold and windy, early this morning.
      Hope you’re having a good night sleep! Have a wonderful day!


    1. Hi Hugh, great to see you here. And thanks for the lovely comment and encouragement. I’m venturing in an area which I am definitely not comfortable with, so I only know for sure that I’ll keep shooting….not sure about poetry!


        1. I can relate to the struggle. It’s day 3 and when I read today’s briefing, I chuckled. Rhymes, prose, sounds so romantic and sweet, all that i can’t see myself doing. I’m also realizing that English not being my mother tongue, does t help much.
          Well, as they say in my mother tongue, ‘if you go outside when is raining, dance in the rain’. So I will give it a try.


  3. I can only echo everyone else– the photos are stunning and your use of imagery, brilliant. I am glad you are in the course at the same time as I am😊


              1. Yea, i’m looking forward to more of the amazing captures.
                Yes, amazon review sounds good. Anyway it is up to you to decide, as you are the one who writes the review πŸ™‚


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