The Knot

  1. The problem was how to begin with the end
  2. and then it turned out there were two ends:
  3. the end within the continuing
  4. that, continuing, enveloped
  5. the end. You passed yourself
  6. coming and going, went through
  7. one loop, then another,
  8. what was behind you
  9. drawn through
  10. at a slide until
  11. it rose
  12. before you, sprung.
  13. Tangle like a bramble,
  14. like a rose. Start,
  15. start again against
  16. the tight-
  17. ening. A knife
  18. could give up
  19. on patience, but you
  20. were born among
  21. the dull and
  22. kind, who wait
  23. for Spring, and
  24. lightening
  25. and lightning.