PART 1 – The Knot



{Denise gracefully hosts Six Sentence Stories, where writers unleash their magic under one simple rule: in no more or no less than 6 sentences.
This week’s prompt word is : KNOT }

PART 1 – The Knot


As I wander through the woods I am filled with sorrow
for the love that could not be.

Yet even as I grieve, I find a glimmer of hope
for I know that, like the knots that bind us,
love can be both strong & fragile;
a force that shapes and changes us.

It’s a promise made, a vow that we keep;
a bond that can weather the storm and the deep.

Let the knot bind us, let it hold us tight
through all life’s challenges, through the darkest of nights;
for the knot is a symbol, of love that endures,
of a bond that is strong and a love that is pure.

So, I hold on to the memory of her
as I find the strength to move on.

Embracing the love that has been,
and the love that will be.




Spira / Nick © December 2022


About Spira

” The eternal part of our being is conscious of the timeless essence of life & is aware that the past is nothing but a memento of the present and tomorrow a dream of the now. The very thing meditating & singing from within, remains always inside the boundaries of the primordial instant that scattered the stars into the cosmos.” Kh.Gibran

33 responses »

  1. This was so gloriously beautiful, you brought a tear to my eye, not of sadness or sorrow but of joy and hope for a love that endures all. You have managed to put into a few words what many people long for all their lives and never achieve. This is a truly magical piece, Nick, and you are a voice for all hopeless romantics and those lonely at heart. That, my friend, is a wonderful thing! 💖

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  2. Therein lies the power and magic of love. The protagonist chooses to embrace both love and loss in its totality. What better testament to love can there be?

    So true your words:

    “…love can be both strong & fragile;
    a force that shapes and changes us…”

    Incredibly beautiful poetry, Nick.

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  3. This poem of yours has many layers, every time I read it I go deeper and find out another one. And so if I have read it 5 or 10 times, it is as if I have read 5 or 10 poems, as if I have met 5 or 10 ME. And this makes poetry a knot that binds the poet to all the… selves he can touch.
    We are… multiply bound I guess;

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  4. Pingback: PART 2 – The (K)Not | inSPIRAtion

    • Thank you, Keith for your reaction.
      May I ask you, when you have the time, to visit Part 2?
      And forgive me for what, you will hopefully understand why, I did.


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