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  • pop-up paper dawn
    origami city wakes
    from it's folded dreams
    *
    each pearl a stanza
    strung together to form the
    most beautiful poem
    *
    waves fold upon waves
    blue ocean's tato hides her
    undersea treasure
    *
    origami is
    when the story is told in
    each & every fold
    *
    Spring
    white as flakes of snow
    the spring time apple blossoms
    put on a grand show
    *
    Summer
    seagulls swim above
    summer's aquamarine sea
    bat rays fly below
    *
    Autumn
    autumn's night sky fog
    halo around harvest moon
    innocent lady
    *
    Winter
    snow on the ground is
    not nearly as beautiful
    then when it floats down
    *
    frog on lily pad
    jumping into clear water
    scattering koi fish
    *
    colorful wood duck
    in a plumage kimono
    flaps wings just for show
    *
    bird sings, elephant runs
    nature's
    flute & drum
    *
    heron stands alone
    sunrays splashing upon reeds
    breeze blows soft as silk
    *
    wind caresses chimes
    romantic tinkling music
    tender love making
    *
    within lake's dark clouds
    wings of geese thunder clapped then
    rained feathers - wings burst
    *
    burn pine incense stick
    pay respects to ancestors
    calm meditation
    *
    dragonfly zips past
    ant caught inside spider's web
    reeds bend in strong wind
    *
    Mind over body
    hurting no man will show strength
    perhaps save one's soul
    *
    Through peaceful gardens
    walk upon the temple grounds
    breathing in good thoughts
    *
    quiet peaceful spot
    thoughts in Zen meditation
    exhale bad karma
    *
    Pear blossom perfume
    drifting over valley floor
    under Mt. Fuji
    *
    origami box
    to hold fancy candy treats
    holiday party
    *
    pine sap slowly drips
    sunbeams filter thru woodland
    ground wet from Spring dew
    *
    Ducklings play amongst
    soft pussy willow marshes
    splashing sunshine dance
    *
    pretty little pond
    Nakaragi-no-mori
    of Yamashiro
    *
    Vernal equinox
    fields carpeted in flowers
    after soft showers
    *
    sitting in pine tree
    night heron sleeping all day
    then fishes at dusk
    *
    Foggy shrouded wood
    azaleas under pine
    awaits bright sunshine
    *
    camellia bloom
    native flower of Nippon
    sun shining upon
    *
    Mimosa tree blooms
    crane birds open wings take flight
    mist over koi pond
    *
    Cherry blossoms fall
    under forest canopy
    sunbeams through pine trees
    *
    Soft azaleas
    delicate dragonfly wings
    cat curled up asleep
    *
    Pagodas stand tall
    time for tea ceremony
    quiet children watch
    *
    Kyushu Temple
    dynamic divinity
    is in everything
    *
    Origami cranes
    line Hiroshima pathway
    honor ancestors
    *
    Man waits in small boat
    diver comes up for air
    daughter finds black pearl
    bjf (c)
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