Origami girl

Origami girl
I’d like for you
to fold me a pearl
for wisdom
fashion a gondola
for my journey
create a paper heart
to wedge in my pocket
from the trees that
gift us paper
make me a house
with a roof to live under
and send me
a samurai hat
for safety and
and fashion the mantis
who’ll sit right beside
offering prayers
to the church
with a steeple
and may the pink elephant
attend to the swans
and the Japanese lady
tend the koi
in their pond
set out a picnic
for sushi to share
with the squirrels and fish
and the birds of the air…
Origami girl
meet me there

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  • rubyjo
    rubyjoabout 4 years ago

    oh my my my, such exquisite visuals in this- love it Karin

  • Hi Ruby!! Thank you… It came pouring out just then…I used my little origami book for reference but the meaning is just about longings I reckon :). Something we all know lots about…. Hugs xxx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • James Watson
    James Watsonabout 4 years ago

    Oh yes I love this one.

  • Aw thank you so much James!! ::)
    that’s great to hear…

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Teacup
    Teacupabout 4 years ago

    Origami – one of my fav things to do…
    so love this Karin… x

  • Aaw thanks Teacup!!! It’s great to see you!! You and I both then have a special fondness for origami and all who practice the gentle art of folding (not that I do much of it) do you know of Mui-Ling Teh? She’s a special member who folds tiny treasures… And phitograhs them forvour pleasure !! ..x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • aaeiinnn
    aaeiinnnabout 4 years ago

    this as delightfull as the lady who wrote it
    blessings xx

  • aaw thank you Annie, so glad u thought so,
    love n light beautiful friend …x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • uncleblack
    uncleblackabout 4 years ago

    this is lovely Karin..“create a paper heart to wegde in my pocket”.wonderful.

  • Thanks lk :) I’m really pleased you enjoyed these funny little whimsical thoughts…

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Ps that was my favourite line!

    – © Karin Taylor

  • banrai
    banraiabout 4 years ago

    great, love this

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 4 years ago

    wonderful creative write ,lyrical and full of pictures for the mind !LIZ

  • mikoto
    mikotoabout 4 years ago


  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Karin, lovely poem.

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