d’Verse Poet’s Pub Quadrille # 124 : Knot

brown rope tangled and formed into heart shape on brown wooden rail



Just a strand looped
and manipulated
unto a lone purpose;
To anchor.
Concocted of tenacity, flexibility,
and forgiveness, lest it need be cut
to loosen its hold.
Who can be undone
with so little effort yet
be expected never to fail?
One single knot.

dVerse Poets Pub Quadrille: Knot

22 thoughts on “d’Verse Poet’s Pub Quadrille # 124 : Knot

  1. Ron. 03/22/2021 / 9:33 pm

    Tenaciously flexible and forgiving…just what every knot SHOULD be. Great work, Susan.

  2. Lucy 03/22/2021 / 10:52 pm

    This is wondrous and deep. I enjoyed reading it!

    • Susan St.Pierre 03/23/2021 / 7:16 am

      Thank-you, Lucy. I keep discovering layers of meaning that I hadn’t intended. I love when that happens!

  3. kim881 03/23/2021 / 4:06 am

    Your knot quadrille is so neatly tied, Susan. So much can depend on a simple ‘strand looped and manipulated’.

  4. striver1 03/23/2021 / 8:40 am

    Playing with words and ideas Susan -You have had so many great pieces .It may be time to do more with them-I see a new Shel Silverstein

  5. merrildsmith 03/23/2021 / 9:27 am

    So much can depend on one knot! Nicely tied together.

  6. Ali Grimshaw 03/23/2021 / 3:17 pm

    I really liked your description in this. Strength and flexibility at the same time. Nice poem.

    • Susan St.Pierre 03/23/2021 / 3:22 pm

      Truly appreciated! It was a direct look at a knot with a twist. 😉

  7. Doug Jacquier 03/23/2021 / 9:07 pm

    Bless you for not writing the umpteenth quadrille about knots in stomachs. 🙂 Great existential conundrum at the end.

  8. Mish 03/23/2021 / 11:58 pm

    A wonderful take on the prompt, personifying the knot. I love the perspective.

    • Susan St.Pierre 03/24/2021 / 10:44 am

      Thank you very much. Your opinion is held in high regard!

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