#Napowrimo #Day17 #Knots


A Dictionary poem for #Day17 of the Napowrimo challenge.  Based on my old scouting days! enjoy.


Don’t get stressed,

in time – you’ll master it

creating an artform from two ends of rope

bridges don’t need wood or metal but a few simple knots

Reef Knot, Clove and Timber Hitch are handy for a pioneer

and some west country whipping will soon get those old ropes into shape

Loop your ropes tight around the tree to maintain tension

Sheet bend and bowline and the old Round Turn comes in here

The half hitch keeps these in tight.

Be careful with your left and your right though

as one wrong move with your rope work could spell disaster

Can’t have a Granny Knot where a Reef Knot is Needed.


2 thoughts on “Knots

  1. Deb 17 Apr 2016 / 1:30 pm

    Tying knots frustrate me even as an adult. Patience is what I should learn I guess.

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  2. inkdropk 17 Apr 2016 / 6:07 pm

    I remember a brief recollection on my days as a cub scout deb – trying to make a bowline but ending up with a sheetbend 🙂 cheers for reading!


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