Photo: Roger Prue
Bees' wings, film of mist, shadowed silk,
Haze on hills, wind-blown grass,
Blackest coffee swirled with melting milk,
Shining suds, spider webs, sea-crashed caves,
Freesia flowers, dawn-dewed breath,
Lacy fingertips of reaching waves.
Spot the frippet: something diaphanous. This word comes from the Greek diaphainein, which means to show through.
There is the lovely associated noun diaphaneity, too.