Loss, depression, civil unrest,
Anxiety, obsession, spiking pandemic
Has left me all tangled up

Like while knitting a sweater
And noticing a faulty stitch
I need to unravel toward a
Place before the snarl

Solomon tells us
To every thing there is a season
A time to every purpose under heaven…
A time to rend, a time to sew
Or in other words
A time to unravel, a time to knit

I think my time to unravel
Now needs to end
My time to begin knitting again
Now is at hand

Unraveling is necessary to
Create a new place for departure
I’m ready for knitting connections again
It won’t be the original pattern I’d started
But one woven with new designs

Inspiration for this poem comes from Poemcrazy by Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge, chapter 56 specifically.
The reference to Solomon comes from Ecclesiastes 3 in the Bible. Some say that Solomon was the author of this book even though his name isn’t mentioned.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay

I have missed connecting with my WordPress community, but creative expression seemed to elude me for several months. I look forward to reconnecting, hopefully in new directions, with new inspiration, and toward new connections.


21 thoughts on “Unraveling

  1. This is a beautiful expression of possibility we each carry within – to unravel individual fears and assumptions and reknit as community. Thank you – I need all the metaphors I can get to boost my optimism (and keep my mind open).

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Jazz. I experienced 7 deaths of friends and family in 4 months. I just couldn’t process one grief before needing to process another. And then with no closure… But I am finally working through it. Now to work past the inertia that had kept me in the not-writing mode. Hang in there, dear friend. We are in for a tough winter.

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    1. Thank you, Penny. When I read that chapter in Poemcrazy (which I got at LBH and I think you donated) it resonated with me. I’ve been unraveling for a while, time to start knitting things back together again. “See” you later today I hope.


  2. Hi, LuAnne, and thanks for your “Comment Like” at Le Coeur Immense — which guided me here. Like you, I have had a significant pause in my blog life and am now getting back in the swing of it all. I do not know your personal story, though I do know that unraveling can prepare the inner soil for the promise of a new harvest. Please feel welcome to visit me at Words Divinely Wrought: I suspect you will find some resonance and a sense of kinship, just as I have done here. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you, Rachel, for your comment. I was getting more and more depressed for not writing, yet couldn’t muster the energy, or even have anything to say. I did see that you have been posting this month. I enjoyed your blog.

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