Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Poem: "flowing water, folding boat"

This poem was inspired and sponsored by marina_bonomi.  Of course I wondered what the Origami Mage would do with "The Folding Boat" previously described.  It seems she was in a spot of trouble ...

flowing water, folding boat

flowing water runs
high and heavy with spring rain
covering the ford

origami mage
hears the hunters behind her
but does not fear them

swiftly fingers fold
hat, diamond, and triangle
then open the boat

folding boat wants to
follow the flowing water
far from flooded ford

flowing water wants
to flow under folding boat
flooding free and far

how hopeless it is
to chase the folding boat on
the flowing water

origami mage
smiles and waves as her craft
carries her away
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