POEM: Knots in the Weaving

in poetry •  2 months ago

Life is easily compared to a tapestry—something woven from light, or time, or threads of memories and emotions.

It helps me to view the world this way. I see how individual paths cross, twirl, and separate, as people connect or go their own way. Sometimes patterns are repeated, threads taken up again.

I am the weaver of my personal tapestry, yet my mortal choices and views are not the only weavers. The goddess sits with me. When I listen and feel for her guidance, the weaving flows more easily. When I direct my energy in constructive ways, beauty appears from struggle.


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POEM: Knots in the Weaving


Do not voice the disappointment.
Let the moment pass.
Spin the words somewhere else,
‘Tis not the first, nor the last.

Nothing but an expectation,
Crushed, as oft’ they be,
Scattered on the floor of my heart,
Threads in the weft I weave.

Soften, bend, let it go.
Braid the dream together,
Not too tight, round like a nest,
Expanding into forever.

This too shall pass, mind-mother whispers.
She takes another strand.
Deftly, calm, compassionate,
Weaves it with my hand.

The tapestry is knotted, scarred,
Gnarled like a tree,
Each tangle an echo of tumbles
As I’ve learned how to be me.

But it grows, this field of experience,
This living, quilt-like trance.
The more I let the goddess lead,
The easier it is to dance.

Original writing by Katrina Ariel

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What about you? Do you ever think of life as a tapestry, or does the ocean metaphor work better? Or something else... There are so many ways to look at life.

Thanks for reading. 💖

Whatever happens, keep singing your song!

Peace. @katrina-ariel

Katrina Ariel
Photos mine unless otherwise credited.


Author bio: Katrina Ariel is an old-soul rebel, musician, tree-hugging yogini, and mama bear to twins. Author of Yoga for Dragon Riders (non-fiction) and Wild Horse Heart (romance), she's another free-spirit swimming in the ocean of Steem.

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The more I let the goddess lead,
The easier it is to dance.

<3

You seem to be dancing like a goddess already - look at that picture! <3

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That pose is called "Goddess Warrior." ;)

Thank you!!! 💖

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This post loves Team Good Alpaca. Nom nom nommity nom. ;-)

So beautiful Katrina... I usually write about a loom of sheer silver threads, the weft, the fabric of our dreams, snd constantly refering to it...
We are hold by fraying bonds but also tangled by them
Loved your poem

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YES! I knew you'd understand. :) Thanks so much, sister sweet. 💖

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🐀♥️🐀♥️🐀♥️🐀 we are all connected

More exotic tree photography, I would try that myself but you would just end up with a photo of me falling out of a tree!

Wonderful poem, it stirs many emotions

Soften, bend, let it go

Sounds like an @saffisara #butthug

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It's actually taken along the lower portion of a leaning trunk... I'm not as high in the air as it looks. ;)

lol! Um... that wasn't the emotion I was looking to stir, but okay. hehehehehe

Thank you Princess for the very beautiful post :)

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Aw, thank you for the very kind post love. :)

The tapestry is knotted, scarred,
Gnarled like a tree,
Each tangle an echo of tumbles
As I’ve learned how to be me.

My fav part. Beautiful self reflection. Much loves and hugs Princess.

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Thank you! I like that part, too. Scars make us more interesting, don't they? Stories to tell, wisdom learned... hopefully. lol! Love and hugs back! 💖

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Exactly, they really shape who we are and understanding how we came to be is an important step in personal growth🤗

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Both you on that photo and your words are beautiful, gorgeous even. This entire posts could be an entry to my "move me" contest but then again, you do not know about that yet, do you? You were away enjoying your camping and did not notice it. Come and check it out honey, I think it is perfect for you 💚

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Such sweet praise! Consider it an entry. ;) Actually, I have another all done up for you. This one starts bittersweet, so I didn't know if it would qualify. I've seen your fabulous contest, but haven't commented yet 'cause I was off writing a poem for you and @eagleart... you'll see. But thank you so much! I'd be happy for this poem to be considered, as it's a deeper moving of the heart, I think, than the next one I'll be posting.

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Oh, I am waiting for that one that you intended, I am sure you had your reasons and that I will be moved as always by your lovely words 💚

This is the most beautiful gift to read at the end of a busy day. Please may I email a copy of your poem to my Druid Dad? I think he would love to read it ❤

Each tangle an echo of tumbles
As I’ve learned how to be me.

How that resonates somewhere very deep inside... as do those last true lines. You have such a powerful gift. E x

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Of course! What a high compliment. I'd be happy for this to be shared.

Glad it resonates with you, my sister across the sea. 💖💖💖

Beautiful poem, wise, and so true.

And yes, I also think of life as a tapestry, and as an ocean, and as a galaxy, and as a universe unto itself . . . and it is all of these things and much, much more.

I like your use of mind-mother, which immediately felt right, and after all, how much of our own inner reflection can truly be equated with a form of self-parenting, of trying to impart to ourselves the wisdom we can so easily access when helping others, but frequently overlook when facing ourselves?

Lovely words and insights. Brava. ;-)

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Thank you! Yes, my mind-mother, or the voice of the goddess... not sure how much is "me" vs the divine... guess it's all divine when you go big picture. Thanks for the sweet comment.

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As I was just discussing with @rhondak, we are ALL divine, our choice is whether or not to "accept the mission."

And, judging by @thealliance members I've been in contact with thus far, I've yet to meet one who hasn't.

Quite clearly, you accepted the mission LONG ago! ;-)

I think any analogy can work to describe life, heh.... anyone can choose the one they want, but! this one is pretty beautifull <3

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Thank you so much! :)

this was my favorite part.

Soften, bend, let it go.
Braid the dream together,
Not too tight, round like a nest,
Expanding into forever.

completely speaks to my heart.... hmmm i read it over and over :)

beautiful my friend - loved hearing this being read by @enginewitty today :)

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Thank you, my friend. From my heart to yours, much love! Glad to hear your poem read today too!