Lengthening life


I untied 
the knots 
holding me
tight &


About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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25 Responses to Lengthening life

  1. Laura Lee says:

    Very powerful.

    • Thank you, Laura! There is a subtle power in succinctness, strength found to cope with the shortness of life. We will only pass this way once, so we’d better take life for all its worth. Hope you have a wonderful Friday and weekend, my friend!
      Tyler 🙂

  2. 1980freebird says:

    simplistic greatness!

  3. timthepoet says:

    This reminds me of a quote by Franklin Roosevelt ‘when you get to end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. But I suppose being American you know that. I like the poem. If only we could unravel ourselves sometimes.

  4. Content Catnip says:

    Oh beautiful!!

  5. Jo says:

    This is spectacular Tyler. What a beautiful insight. You even made the knot look beautiful!

    • Thank you kindly, Jo! I’m so glad you enjoyed it, my friend! Hope you’re having a fantastic weekend 🙂

      • Jo says:

        Hi Poetic Visionary Tyler,

        Even though I don’t always comment, I enjoy all of your work. I love your love for the natural world and your artistic sensitivity.

        I did have a fantastic weekend, thanks. I hope you did as well.

        All the best –

        (You have SO many people “following” you!)

  6. ~meredith says:

    Awesome, Stretch! I loved this–filled me with mirth, and thank you. 🙂

    • You are most welcome, Meredith, it’s my pleasure! Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comment 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed my simplistic shape poem. I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, my friend!

  7. Just Jude says:

    I love how you narrow the form for the words regarding the rope, a very clear image of what the rope is like. I’ve spent a lifetime untying knots. The more that are removed, kinks straightened out, the better life is. Life without holding on, or back, is the beginning of living.
    You put this and more so well and in your masterful artistic manner. Thanks for sharing yourself with us.

    • You are most welcome, Jude, it’s my pleasure! And thank you for sharing such a kind and thoughtful comment. I completely agree with you. Once we learn to let go and release our true selves into the world, we begin to lead a life worth living 🙂 I hope you are having a fabulous weekend, my friend!
      Tyler 🙂

  8. Fun. Neat formatting with a twist of truth. Now, as long as nothing unravels… 🙂 –Curt

    • Haha, very funny, Curt! Thank you…I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂 As we age / our telomeres unwind / wrinkles in time 😉 I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend, my friend!

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