Flat Paper Folded


I spent time today
making dozens of
origami cranes –
flat paper folded
into life with a tug
on each paper tail.
They soared across
my desk, mingling
with Oreo crumbs
and hope.


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  1. i like both the pome and the image - i've never really mastered Origami myself

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  2. Last fall, I made a gazillion of these for my best friend's daughter's wedding. they had an asian theme.

    now about those oreo crumbs....

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  3. I specialize in making round paper projectiles suitable for airborne launch into round target baskets. Sometimes I'm not even very good at that. ;)

    S

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  4. Were these made for a reason or did you just have too much time on your hands. Either way, they're cool.

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    1. They're going to use them as Pentecost decorations at church on Sunday.

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  5. I love oragami. I love your poems. Great blog post.

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  6. Those are so cool. My son was intrigued with origami when he was younger.

    Oreo crumbs and hope. What could be better than that? Your photo is great, too. Now, I have to ask, what are you going to do with all those cranes?

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    1. They're for Pentecost at church :)

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  7. I love the origami cranes, but I couldn't find any crumbs on your desk!

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    1. To be honest, not many crumbs MADE it to the desk ;)

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  8. I grew up in Japan so started folding early. Also taught my daughter early so now she folds them as gifts for people. Yours are lovely! I can imagine the holy spirit descending as a lovely origami crane ...

    Thanks for the comic link. I laughed!

    K

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  9. Great poem n pic! Now I want to go make the origami for the day! I have one of those calendars and haven't touched it in a long time.

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    1. Mike bought a book for me one time, but the crane (which I learned to make in the 7th grade) is the only thing I could ever figure out!

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  10. I am SOOOOOOOOOOO far behind reading blogs! It seems that if I don't write one, I don't read any! Not the best way to follow the friends I cherish, eh? So I'm here, at last, grateful for your posts, and your pictures, and your humor and all that you are. xoxo!

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  11. a little slow at work?

    I love origami and that was one of the first things I taught my grandkids to do.

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    1. It was on that day, but the rest of the week made up for it. Sheesh! I am ready for vacation for real today!

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