Unraveling

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

Credits:
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

Note:
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.

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  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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