Knot Garden




Photo: Bill Cooper for Birmingham Royal Ballet 




You tied my strings and bade me dance,

You weren't the first, you know,

My cradle rocked to others’ tunes

and primed the scene just so


Between the Then and Now they filed

who learned my soul to crave

Knot legacies taxed Mary’s tears

but loosed me from the Grave





from Mysteries of Light (forthcoming collection)