Knitting a Golden Web

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

About creating writing process and its effect.

Knitting a Golden Web


The slanted sunrays stab him like sharp blades,

into his scared, bruised or otherwise elated heart,

his shadow shed oblique as if flowing blood.

Yet, it's his favorite, dear magic golden hour,

only when he can wonder lonely as a cloud, and

float high into a miraculous world of splendor.


He grips a sunset's thread of fine silk, one at a time,

with words adroitly picked, images carefully crafted,

needle by needle, skillfully knits a golden web

of poetry, of life, stealthily leaving no trace

of his hands, captures you and me in the vastness

of his golden web of wisom, of laugh, of love.


When done, at the corner, above or beneath the web

he scribbles a burning cloud as his signature,

changing from fiery red, ashy purple to midnight blue.

leaving the ones who are captured by his web

forever search, forever long for the same signature,

his miraculous world of splendor called poetry.

Submitted: April 19, 2019

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Incredible work with a hauntingly beautiful metaphor. Such a simple, yet unique choice of topic. I haven’t seen many poets write about the PROCESS of writing, not to mention you’ve done it phenomenally. Great job!

Fri, April 19th, 2019 5:45pm


Thank you so much for your nice words. Reading good works always give me great inspiration to form lots of images in me. And I thank there are many writers who can knit golden webs too. Love to find them all.

Fri, April 19th, 2019 11:20am


What a beautiful way to look at poetry -- a golden web of words. Lovely work, Derina.

Fri, April 19th, 2019 8:37pm


Thank you. Yes, that is what we are doing, isn't it? :)))

Fri, April 19th, 2019 1:40pm

Prince EL

Delightful to read. I love it.

Sat, April 20th, 2019 2:11am


Thank you so much. Appreciated.

Sun, April 21st, 2019 8:08am

Bert Broomberg

Beautifully done. Nice Wordsworth reference. It really captures the essence of writing poetry.

Wed, April 24th, 2019 12:51pm


Thank you. Another reason I chose web was I like spider.

Thu, April 25th, 2019 8:17am

Melancholic Wisdom

This is an amazing poem and metaphor, you weaved your message beautifully and with impressive imagery. Well done!

Tue, April 30th, 2019 7:24am


Thank you. I am glad you like it. :D

Tue, April 30th, 2019 4:24am

NaQeeba Zafar

Just fills one with new energy and enthusiasm for writing!

Tue, January 14th, 2020 9:34pm


Thank you very much for reading it. Nicks

Fri, January 17th, 2020 3:21pm

dewey green

Crikey! Like Lawson, or Mackellar you got a gift mate!

Sun, February 9th, 2020 1:58pm


Ohoh! Who are there by the way. Thank you for reading mate!

Sun, February 9th, 2020 6:13am

Gloria Dale

This poem is very beautiful and descriptive. It reminds me of Athena in Greek mythology when she and Arachne he a waving competison and Athena use the sky for her loom. You weave your poetry very well on the loom of paper.

Sun, March 1st, 2020 7:54pm


Thank you very much for reading and nice commenting! Writing does give me that sensation. Glad that you like it!

Mon, March 2nd, 2020 11:57am

Ali Ahasan

Loved the way you described. Amazing piece of work

Mon, June 8th, 2020 3:04pm


Thank you! I am glad that you like it.. : ) I remember you name now.

Mon, June 8th, 2020 12:04pm

LE. Berry

What beautiful imagery and narrative flow to this piece...

Thu, June 11th, 2020 8:28pm


Thank you! It is one of my romantic writes.

Thu, June 11th, 2020 7:13pm


looking forward to seeing what else you do. I love to read poetry that makes you think. Great job

Thu, June 25th, 2020 8:45pm


That you! I have a lot to learn still..I am glad that you like it.

Thu, June 25th, 2020 6:16pm

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