Monday, February 20, 2012

"The Prayer Rope Knot" by William Thompson

Poem for Lent: The Prayer Rope Knot by William Thompson:

Each time the monk who learned this knot
had tied his own, a devil came
& loosened it.  Eventually
the monk, just as the devil hoped,
got pissed; he couldn’t pray at all.
That night his angel wakened him
& taught him how to interweave
double strands into a web
of 7 crosses. 

contd. here

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