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I relied heavily on what I read when looking up Nyx and Daphne on Wikipedia for tonight’s poem.  Although it is a Jimpix day, the words had a bit of a shared theme in parts, so I had a fair idea where I was going 🙂

I quite like it when that happens on a Saturday night!!







Jenny  Raindrop  Nyx  Insidious  Virus  Dinero  Obliquity  Daphne  Ninja


The suspended Jenny Longlegs quivered

As a raindrop ran, shining,

Down the full length of the web.

Like Nyx, the spider waited

In her shadowy hole;

Flexing her own lengthy limbs in glee

At the insidious beauty of it all.


I felt the virus rise in me

(My card never quite expired,

Some Dinero always burning to be cast)

The obliquity seemed a life metaphor…


And I became as Daphne:

My once-ninja feet tangled up in roots,

My features amongst leaves,

Obscuring all but my need to hide

From that which repeatedly pursues me.




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4 Responses to “Obliquity”

  1. Jane Wright Says:

    Super poem

  2. Montaffera Says:

    😀 aww thank you, glad you liked it! X

  3. PrettyKoolDame Says:

    I love it! You presented the mythology very well. 🙂

  4. Montaffera Says:

    Thank you, lovely! “Can’t see the wood for the trees” seemed to fit the ending as well, lots going on in my bonce while writing this and watching Youngest flinging himself about in his sleep 😉 X

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