The Three Moirai

Clotho, will you please
spin me a thread made of gold,
shiny, smooth and clean?

Lachesis, please do
make my golden thread so long,
the envy of others.

Atropos, will you
please not cut my thread until
I am all alone?

Inspired by the Moirai, Greek mythical creatures known in English as the Fates. They consist of three women, Clotho (meaning “spinner”), Lachesis (meaning “allotter”) and Atropos (meaning “inevitable”, a reference to death). Together they controlled the thread of life for every mortal, and when someone’s thread is cut they die.