The Dreamer

South Africa

Puzzle solver
Dragon rider

Message from Writer

Hello there! I am a sixteen year old who believes that books and words are magic .I am born a South African and I live in George but I am also Persian, Brazilian and American ( mostly South African, Persian and Brazillian, though).I enjoy drawing and like to spend time outside. Just lying in the grass looking and listening. I LOVE reding because it transports me to a different world. I can escape from reality anytime I like. The Inkworld triology by Cornelia Funke ,The Waterfire Saga series by Jennifer Donnely and The Icemark by Stuart Hill are my favourite books.
How To Train Your Dragon is the best movie series ever ( and Harry Potter of course!).

Red Ball of Wool

December 24, 2020


I pull on this piece of thread,
pull it ou through my chest,
hoping to unravel it.
And I wish once more
that I knew what lay at its core.

Yet tugging and tugging
reveals and endless string of knots.
And hopelessly praying, I give each one my best shot.

I've discovered, my friend, 
it's no game - unravelling thread.
Not easier done, not easier said.

Conundrums upon puzzles, upon mystery.
Hours and hours turn into history.

Wish there was an alternative,
wish there was another way,
but alas, I'll be unravelling thread come what may.
third stanza, last line
      should it be:  not easier done, not easier said..... OR
                              not easier doen, nor said.....??
Please let me know!!!


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  • Emi

    For some reason this reminds me of a folktale. I like the symbolism in it and the thought-provoking themes.

    2 months ago
  • Cosmogyral

    re: i thought it was a bit too different from the focus of the collection, since dialogue isn't really my strong suit, but i can repost it :)

    2 months ago
  • doodleninja

    I love the imagery of unravelling thread in this! wonderful writing!
    I think grammatically the correct way would be "not easier done, nor said" but honestly, it works fine as it is. I like the symmetry that "not easier done, not easier said" has :)

    2 months ago