Three strands twist until
they twine about each other
shortening their length by half
and multplying their strength in
triplicate. But even unbreakable
unity has tangled knot capabilities.
Pulling rope strands apart is difficult
for they have permanently indented
each other. A ring finger minus its ring
doesn't lie. It waits for oneness to return
A welcome weight.
This is a tribute to Loverby. Seeing a woman through all the hormonal stages of her life must be a challenge for a man. After menopause, what will I have for an excuse? His patience and kindness towards me when I'm most difficult ~ sometimes fails in a weak moment ~ but he decides to agape me again the next moment. This grace never fails to keep me completely devoted.
Love never fails. It is the true......a cord of three strands is not easily broken.
Craig's dad let me have an old rope maker we found in the barn last summer. Craig helped me try to make rope tonight. The rope turned into poetry. Poema means workmanship. The in-progress-whenever-it-is-now-kind. Continually. Ongoing. The Ropemaker's. His.