Sunday, May 08, 2005


out of square paper
the flapping
of crane wings

Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, has fascinated me since childhood. Even now, I still fold that all-time favorite paper crane, as a way of meditation. I also keep a book by Tomoko Fuse who stunned me-- and the rest of the world-- with his excellent origami boxes. They are ideal gifts by themselves.

My first origami teacher was no other than my mom. In celebration of Mother's Day, I wrote the following poem for her:

She who taught me how to make a paper crane
yields to the endless foldings of seasons;
now, her hair is turning into white feathers
and her back begins to grow wings


Anonymous Bear said...

I'm so glad I've linked to your site, Roh.

The link is always there, and when I'm feeling tense or anxious I can click on the link and go to a place that offers diversion and serenity.

If you have any links to origami sites, by the way. I'd like to see them.


10:37 PM  
Blogger roh mih said...

Hi, Bear! Long time, no hear. Thanks for visiting this site again.

I have no particular origami site in mind, but I will search the web. What I have are books in my shelf.

Good day and peace to you!

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Belle said...

Hello po. =) Thanks for your comment on my short-poetry site. To be appreciated by a poet is indeed flattering. I like your writings and to think you write haiku too, and you linked up SimplyHaiku! That's my friend, Robert Wilson's page. He's a great inspiration in my haiku writing. He's one of the best.

8:28 PM  

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