Paper Boats

Tomorrow when I wake
I am starting something new
I will make some paper boats
and ready them for you
I want my tears to be
with the fishes in the sea
with the whales and leviathans
and the dolphins who are free
I am building paper boats
like little funeral pyres
to contain from here my tears
and send them out for miles
Once the boats are soakeded
with my tears all splashed upon them
I’ll stand at waters edge
and send them out onto the ocean
then part of me has melded
with the deep blue open places
and the peace that comes from letting go
will heal me down the ages
Next I’ll dream the whale
has met me in the sea
that he understands my sorrows
and sing songs to comfort me
so tears now do flow freely
upon my paper boats
and help me send my sorrows
on the origami floats
And where the whale is leaping
deep blue waters are my tears
and when the dolphins gather
I have shared with them my cares

Paper Boats


Joined October 2009

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Artist's Description

Video/listen to Paper Boats song collaboration – Uncleblack and Karin Taylor


There is a new song out!

A friend on RB uncleblack has put my new poem to music and turned it into a truly beautiful song called Paper Boats on myspace

just sign in or register with myspace to listen to our new song by the katie winter to me it reminds me a little bit of Puff the Magic Dragon….it’s really delightful, i hope you enjoy it as much as me


True Colours artwork by karin taylor
Inspired by the beautiful image Distant Memories
by Niharika Singh

Paper Boat Tears (work in progress)

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  • Paul Hickson
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