Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Poem: "folded wings"

This poem came out of yesterday's Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from marina_bonomi and sponsored by minor_architectOrigami is a traditional art created by folding paper, and is associated with oriental magic in some legends.


folded wings


origami cranes
lift their paper heads to bring
health, peace, and long life

tigers flick striped tails,
threatening swift death with a
thousand paper cuts

green pheasants ferry
thoughts and souls and emotions
then fold paper wings

paper dragons guard
maps, deeds, contracts, bonds, and cash:
strange painted treasures

origami mage
folds her hands inside her sleeves,
hiding a small smile

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  • Pool Update

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