Sunday, 12 March 2017

Old Rope

My following poem is just a bit of a light hearted nonsense. Hope you enjoy it.


What if we had a length of old rope
What if we each had hold of an end

We both have an end so where does it start
It’s not in the middle that is plain to see.

The length of old rope has no beginning
As you have an end and so do I,

If there’s only two ends and therefore no start
It goes without saying it starts at the end.

Julian Clarke © 2017


21 comments:

  1. Clever stuff Julian - poetically philosophical too..

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    1. Thank you, Scott for your remarks, much appreciated.

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  2. For me it's no nonsense at all... there is depth in wonder if the end and beginning is just the same.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by. I like how interpretation is so individual.

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  3. Your "nonsense" made me smile!

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    1. I'm pleased it made you smile and I apppreciate yoour comment.

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  4. I love the rhythm and the rhyme.......a length of old rope sparked a fine poem.

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  5. Wise words, penned with a humorous touch.

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  6. I'm still pondering this one. I do hope although old it'd a sturdy bit of rope

    Thanks for dropping in at my Sunday Standard today Julian

    Much love...

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  7. What if you tied both ends to a tree...would it be longer than a piece of string? (the proverbial one i.e)
    Smiles

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    1. but where would the begining be? depends how long the piece of string is I would guess. Thanks for your comments, always appreciated.

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  8. "it starts at the end." oh i have faith in that too :)

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  9. This is nicely light-hearted but not nonsense. Made me think.

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    1. Thanks, Myrna for your remarks.

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  10. I don't see it as light-hearted nonsense...in fact, there even seems to be some deeper existential philosophical thought woven into this.

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  11. I love it and agree with CC, it's not nonsense.

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    1. Thanks Bekkie, I am glad you liked it. I'm so pleased that some have read into the deeper side of this piece and not taken it as nonsense.

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  12. Lovely and not nonsense.

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    1. Thank you for dropping by, I'm pleased you liked it.

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