The Tightest Knot

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic

A pun(ny) poem to amuse the masses.

Photo by Kier In Sight on Unsplash




I sat down today.

Lost in several layers of thought.

One seemed to be about writing, another to “knot”

A few wanted to float away, so I spun them in my mind.

Weaving them always back to me with overlapping lines.


T’was a fun experiment to entertain myself, thinking this way and that.

Every string and layer of impulse exposed and pounded flat.

Then folded needlessly back unto the past.


I don’t know when it was that I figured the problem solved,

But tried to get up to go and found it had evolved.

I couldn’t stop thinking.

Of every great design. From the littlest of items to the all divine.

It held me hard; it held me way too tight.

It held me to this very day,

 For a fortday and a night





Submitted: June 03, 2022

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It's been a bit since I've read your work, so it was nice see it again! I like how you dived with your narrative, it was witty and charming. It reminded me a bit like the older times, kind of shakespearan in a way, which is always fun to sit and ponder cause it makes me feel like I'm reading back in the older times. Reminded me a bit of Lewis the author from alice in wonderland. So it was pleasant to see. I like the imagery how it's honsetly just this perspective of the narrator, and it goes to show how our thoughts run away. From what I gather, maybe this character was having trouble with inspiration and had a writer's block. I like how each line stanzas, showed a bit more with the character trying to clear a thought process in, since it's trying to untangle the knot of thoughts. My other gather maybe, the character thinking about their day, and how they wished they could change it, which left them in a knot. And the what ifs and could haves I felt a bit in this poem, they felt lost, and are finally settled with their decisions. Overall, the repeation was good with the stanzas, also I like the witty tone it carried throughout, and it was enjoyable to read. Keep it up and a like from me.

Sat, June 18th, 2022 2:38pm


Decided to go back to this one and respond back since I normally do so right after a comment.

I wasn't really trying to be so deep with this poetry as you may have read into it, but I know that everyone's interpretation is going to be a bit different. I have sort of an elemental depth in my style that reflects inwards first and then inverts itself to show a kind of wisdom or honest thought. A few other readers have told me a similar thing in regards to my poetry.

I really just wanted to do a little light-hearted quip here with some wit and charm thrown in. It comes out as deeply thoughtful probably due to phrasing and word choice.

I do have more poetry in my portfolio, Viloet. You're welcome to check them all out. Some are darker than this one but there is an air of balance in the mix. PM me if you wish and I'll shoot you a recommended list.

Sat, July 30th, 2022 6:44pm

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