Threads of Life

Threads of Life

Threads of life woven closely 
Connecting us to others

In such beautiful patterns
Of rich color and texture

At times they’re stretched to breaking
Or bound together in strength

When a thread comes to an end
We cling tightly to our own

Or perhaps latch on to others
To weave a new design

Coordinated creations
Connecting colorful strands

Hoping it will become strong
And remain unknotted 

The design harmonious
in basic simplicity

Sometimes it is rough and frayed
Or intricate and complex

When pulled from its given form 
It might distort or lose shape

It will be what it will be 
But not for want of trying

Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Sanaa is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and has asked us to look at
Korean Poetry, in particular the form called Kasa.  It calls for four
couplets of seven syllables per line.  You can read more about if at
the D' page. This was the first time I attempted this form and
I got carried away with the length and ended up with eleven couplets! Oh well. 

Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay  

  32 comments for “Threads of Life

  1. August 19, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    So much wisdom weaved into that metaphor…. makes me think of Nordic Mythology and the three Norns who weaved the fate of humans.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 19, 2021 at 4:06 pm

      How fascinating! I shall have to look into Nordic Mythology ☺️💕

  2. August 19, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    love the wisdom in this. and this line: When a thread comes to an end
    We cling tightly to our own

    • Christine Bolton
      August 19, 2021 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you! I just followed the threads in my mind ☺️

  3. August 18, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    This is lovely …. especially ‘weaving new designs’ …

    • Christine Bolton
      August 18, 2021 at 8:14 pm

      We do kinda! ☺️💕 Thanks Helen ❤️

  4. August 18, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    Well said, Christine. Our lives are a tapestry, interwoven in a way that offers strength when needed.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 18, 2021 at 8:15 pm

      Thanks Ken. You describe it beautifully ☺️

  5. August 18, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    Beautiful lines 💕

    • Christine Bolton
      August 18, 2021 at 8:15 pm

      Thank you Paula ☺️💕🌺

  6. August 18, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    Beautiful. I enjoyed every word.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 18, 2021 at 4:10 pm

      Thank you so much Misky ☺️💕

  7. August 18, 2021 at 11:08 am

    I loved your concept and your poem. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      August 18, 2021 at 4:11 pm

      Thank you! I really appreciate it ☺️💕🌺

  8. August 18, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Gorgeous write, Christine! Flowed superbly. 💞😊

    (I struggled a bit.)😔

    • Christine Bolton
      August 18, 2021 at 10:40 am

      With the prompt Punam? I hope that’s all and you are doing ok ☺️🌺💕 Thank you for your kind words ❤️

      • August 18, 2021 at 10:47 am

        Yes, with the prompt. I am sorry my statement was a bit ambiguous.
        You are so welcome, dear. 🥰☺️

  9. August 18, 2021 at 2:06 am

    You know, Christine, this sort of makes me feel like I’m sitting at a fortune teller’s table, imbibing her wisdom… 🙂


    • Christine Bolton
      August 18, 2021 at 8:47 am

      Haha, I like that David ☺️💕 Thank you!

  10. August 17, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    The threads and their trying are all. Beautiful poem, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 18, 2021 at 8:22 am

      Thank you Lisa! ☺️💕

      • August 18, 2021 at 12:30 pm

        You’re very welcome <3 🙂

  11. August 17, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    I really liked your metaphor of a woven cloth. It worked very well with this poem.

  12. sanaarizvi
    August 17, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous writing Christine! A Kasa in every sense of the word as the poetic form caters to more couplets .. especially love; “At times they’re stretched to breaking/Or bound together in strength,” yes! Thank you so much for writing to the prompt. This one is a winner 💝💝

    • August 17, 2021 at 10:18 pm

      Im so happy it worked. I had this poem in my head all day and it worked so well for your prompt ☺️💕 Thank you as always Sanaa ❤️

  13. August 17, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    Lovely be how you wove your words Christine

  14. August 17, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    So beautiful, Christine! I’m in awe of this piece.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 17, 2021 at 9:01 pm

      You are so kind Lucy and I appreciate that so much ☺️🌺💕

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