Friday, February 24, 2012


Every strand within a string
is pulling on a different thing
and all the twists throughout the twine
are often put there by design
for our unraveling,

and furthermore the fiber’s fraught
with catenary that will get caught
wherever there’s a little burr
and then a defect will occur
when it’s pulled taut

but as the ancient shuttle zooms
to interlace both glee and glooms
I’ll try to free up every snag
and help eliminate the drag
whatever looms.


Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...


A most wonderful reflection on the design of life itself.
A great use of the Poets United prompt.....

Best Wishes,
Eileen :)

Carrie Van Horn said...

Unraveling is part of what ties us into a healthier the truths of life in your writing Bob!
This one is a new favorite for me!

Daydreamertoo said...

We humans tend to make life so complicated and intricate when in reality, it ought to be so simple, really.
A lovely string of words Bob.

Anonymous said...

Nice writing, Bob. :-)

I learned a new word too, 'catenary'. Never saw that one before.

Helen said...

Pulling on anything too tightly ~ all kinds of problems can follow! I really enjoyed your poem, Bob.

Dave King said...

Clever and totally captivating.

Susie Clevenger said...

Oh how life will tie us up...creative piece...nice work

Dimple said...

Simply beautiful... Life is easy-peesy :) but still we make it complex !!