Tuesday, 8 December 2009


Long time no see! Helen was once again the winner in the Flintshire Poetry Competition (it was a different judge, by the way) and had another poem commended; I also had one commended. Mine was:


right over left, left over right
makes a knot both tidy and tight
(common mnemonic for tying a reef knot)

You – captain at tap end,
me on knot duty,
legs: right over left, left over right.

Reef knot

Ends slipped tight, snug
but one tug
could pull us apart.

Thief knot

We’d capsize,
spill like milk
or silk-shot moonlight.

Grief knot.

To keep you in suspense.....Helen's 2 poems will appear in the next blog!

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