To string a harp requires some skill,
nimble touches, and a willingness to grasp
and hold resolute while tightening.
Or to be astute with numbers, theorems-
strings that interweave among
the axioms – truths anchor,
The twine that twists and loops
as you create, with hooks and pins
to overlap and interplay.
A line to slacken and release
a toy, only to tighten and recall
its track, returned with joy beguiling.
Or words that link by sound
or phrase to sum-splice and describe –
inspire, perturb, dissuade.
Then tie the cord, the knotted ends
that yoke the different threads
we spin and lattice, but not
to demarcate –
The strength’s in bond