Come in said the spider to the fly.

Come inCome in said the spider to the fly  🙂

“Will you step into my parlour?” said the spider to the fly;
“’Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy.
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I have many pretty things to show when you are there.”
“O no, no,” said the little fly, “to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair can ne’er come down again.”

Part of a poem by Mary Howitt (1829)

7 thoughts on “Come in said the spider to the fly.

  1. Absolutely smashing door! Both a welcome and a warning. And so nice to see the original poem. Thanks for that.

    1. Much appreciated & it was a poem I learnt (well, part of it anyway 🙂 ) when I was quite small.
      Most people do not realise the number of verses in the original.

  2. Beautiful image and this door is really a work of art …

    What an interesting little poem here 🙂

    But, this door doesn’t seem like the one Mr. Spider is talking about 🙂

    1. Thanks – a lot of work has gone into this: I always wonder who took so much care making this type of door, they were certainly craftsmen & probably from your part of the world.
      The poem depends on; were you friend or foe 😉


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