One Single Impression: Paper

Children's dreams take shape
In squares of paper
Folded and pressed,
Unfolded, folded,
And pressed again.

So much effort in the doing
And undoing

And so much faith

In the direction

And silence

That butterflies and swans,
Flapping birds and cranes

That will fly you from here
to their world

Live in children's hands
Who will tell you all about them
On the way home.

One Single Impression

Comments

  1. Lovely and so very true!

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  2. Hello Sandy, beautiful verse above. Scrolling down I loved your photos too. I used to follow your blog; don't know what happened but cannot find your follower link. Thanks for visiting my blog recently. I love seeing you there. Blessings, Jo

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  3. origami cranes!

    nicely done


    Aloha from Waikiki;

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  4. oh so true. seeing the world through children and what they do is very nice.Great poem.:)

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  5. What fun it would be to watch the children making their origami dreams. I have been wondering what an origami cicada looks like ever since you mentioned one on my blog when I drew one.

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  6. A beautiful image in this.

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  7. how i wish all adults have the enthusiasm and vision of children. great post!

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  8. Lovely Japanese art and so very engrossing for adults too!! Beautifully expressed in the poem!!

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  9. Anonymous8:26 AM

    so sweet..!!

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  10. Oh, you captured this so beautifuly! It reminded me of when my kids were young and we'd walk home from school, holding hands, and talking about their day. Thanks!

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  11. we all need to recapture children's optimism...and hope in the future.

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  12. this is truly magical!

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  13. so beautiful Sandy
    and so creative of you!

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  14. Anonymous8:46 PM

    It's wonderful Sandy, Very visual.

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  15. This is extra special, Sandy. It brings childhood memories of all the things we made in school.

    Children are so creative. Somewhere somehow a lot of their creativeness is lost.
    ..

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  16. A careful observation of your wards Sandy...am I right?

    It is really nice to etch those beautiful creations on paper!

    Great writing I read this morning...

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  17. Anonymous11:16 PM

    Sandy, lovely and delicate. Paints
    the world of faith inside the heart of a child. Wonderful word choices.

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  18. What a lovely poem!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  19. I often did this.. child in me would tell it all while walking home.. Ah, reciprocity never happened..Good one Sandy..

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  20. Very sweet Sandy. I could picture the children lost in their imaginations, creating.

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  21. 'Live in children's hand...'

    In my dreams too. Thanks.

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  22. amazing insights drawn here, well done.

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