Thursday, 24 January 2019


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K is for Knots

When I was a girl and in Girl Guides, I learnt how to tie knots... the clove hitch, bowline, diagonal lashing and so on. The reef knot was my favourite as I loved the form of it. I remember also that if you didn't tie the reef knot correctly, you made the ugly granny knot which was much more difficult to undo.

 A collection of knots and hitches illustrations

As a teenager I loved doing macrame, which is tying knots to make decorative items. I learnt all the various types of knots and had a book of patterns. I spent hours with the twine attached to the ceiling fan or to a chair, working away. It was so much fun. And thirty-five years later some of my creations are still hanging up in my parent's house.

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So why am I talking about knots? Mainly because I wanted to do something different, and it's nice to reminisce about pleasant childhood memories. Secondly, as soon as I thought of the word knots, I remembered the Knots Prayer which I love.  I needed to write more than the Knots Prayer so I've been trawling the internet and have found a selection of poems that I really like. I hope you enjoy reading them too.

Dear God,

Please untie the knots that are in my mind, my heart, and my life.
Remove the have nots, the can nots, and the do nots that I have in my mind.
Erase the will nots, may nots, and might nots that find a home in my heart.
Release me from the could nots, would nots, and should nots that obstruct my life.
Most of all dear God, I ask that you remove from my mind, my heart, and my life all the 'am nots' that I have allowed to hold me back, especially the thought that I am not good enough.


Humanity is a knot
And humans are the strings
We are connected by our actions
Until we choose to disconnect
By plucking our own individual strings
And start unraveling ourselves from the knot
Once enough strings are removed
The knot is untied
As we've lost connection
Strings are now subject to the wind
And begin to wither without the knot
And without the strings
The knot is nothing
What brings the knot back
Is war
Fueled by famine
We tangle each other in terror
Where the strings must be maneuvered with precision
So we may form a knot

The shroud of strings blinds itself
As war wraps us in calamity
But after all the wars we've fought
Is this the connection we've got?
Humanity is a knot
by Andrew



Sounds of knots
Hopeless thoughts
find me oh so lost 
The face of grace 
Can not replace 
What He has for all;
Fear Not....
Copyright © candis faulkner |


Most of our wants
are unnecessary knots
that we tie ourselves with,
-Sarala S

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By Anna M. Pratti_230d
If a string is in a knot,
Patience will untie it.
Patience can do many things—
Did you ever try it?
If it was sold at any shop
I should like to buy it.
But you and I must find our own—
No other can supply it.




 a knotty tale©
Knott, a knot-knotter could not,
Knot knots as a knot-knotter ought,
For when Knott knotted knots,
The knots knotted Knott,
Making Knott a neat knot-knotter (not).

The Knot
The problem was how to begin with the end
and then it turned out there were two ends:

the end within the continuing
that, continuing, enveloped
the end. You passed yourself
coming and going, went through
one loop, then another,
what was behind drawn
through at a
slide until
it rose
before you, sprung.
Tangle like a bramble,
like a rose. Start,
start again against
the tight-
ening. A knife
could give up
on patience, but you
were born among
the dull and
kind, who wait
for Spring, and
and lightning.

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