Sunday, December 5, 2010

ORIGAMI...Poetry Potluck #13


I welcome the opportunity to write a poem for Poetry Potluck #13  at Jingle Poetry.  This week we are offered the subject of Dreams, Visions, and Reveries.  Somehow, for me, they all melt into one....


ORIGAMI

I am paper in the dream,
white and flat,
hoping for some fancy calligraphy
to be inscribed
as I hold my breath.

I'm ready for some
ornamental letters
to dance across my face
till I am sated,
by a saintly hand
or Shakespeare.

Instead, origami folds me
into a bird.

A bright spark
points me
towards a hole in the sky,
whispers the message:

Wrap your wings
around your soul.

Ascend.


                  Dedicated to the memory of Sri Daya Mata/ Self-Realization Fellowship.

                                          January 31, 1914- November 30, 2010

                                                               


@copyright/all rights reserved/2010



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34 comments:

Shigune Matsui said...

Cool! Here's mine http://thelunaticsdiary.blogspot.com/2010/12/midnight-demon.html

liv2write2day said...

Lyn, this is absolutely stellar. What a great metaphor. THank you.

http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2010/12/06/jingles-poetry-rally-dream/

liv2write2day said...

Lyn, this is beautiful, metaphorical writing. I love what you've done with it.

http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2010/12/06/jingles-poetry-rally-dream/

giovannicucullo said...

"...wrap your wings around your soul."

Lovely work.

budh.aaah said...

I didnt know someone could be so creative, and make a poem on the origami itself..well done

Jingle said...

love the paper wing...
your perspective is live, magical, and beautiful,
admirable entry,

Happy Potluck!

A+

Lyn said...

Hi Shigune Matsui-
Thanks so much...appreciate you stopping by..

Lyn said...

Hi liv2write2day-
Lovely thing to say...thank you!

Lyn said...

Hi giovannicucullo-
So happy that you enjoyed this...thanks for visiting!

Ramesh Sood said...

Soul getting wings!!! Ah, I find myself soaring..and that's the power of this poem. Thanks!!!

Lyn said...

Hi budh.aaah-
How nice of you..thanks so much!

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
A+ from you...wonderful!! Thank you...

booguloo said...

I like it.

Windsmoke. said...

I can just imagine Shakespeare wrting some fancy calligraphy on this paper then folding it into a origami bird and letting the bird fly free, I enjoyed this imagery very much.

Lyn said...

Hi booguloo-
Thanks so much for visiting!

Lyn said...

Hi Windsmoke-
You have a great imagination...thanks!!

Tess Kincaid said...

Lovely, Lyn. I adore the notion of ascending through a hole in the sky.

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
This feels good, Ms. Kincaid! Thanks for your lovely comment....

fiveloaf said...

its lovely how a paperfold could hold so much! here's mine- http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/head/

Helena Malheur said...

wow, a gorgeous piece! loved it from beginning to end...

Every stanza was crafted with thought and each word fit in each line like a piece of art... a very enjoyable read! Thank you for sharing.

Lyn said...

Hi fiveloaf-
Isn't poetry an interesting process? Thank you!!

Lyn said...

Hi Helena-
You are most kind..I really appreciate your comments..thank you so much!!

ScottlB said...

such a wonderful poem very nice
http://words4afriend.wordpress.com/2010/12/06/plateau/

Lyn said...

Hi Scott-
Lovely words to lift my heart!

David Waters said...

wonderful.

kathew said...

gorgeous poem. Simply divine!

Lyn said...

Hi David-
Thank you for visiting, and your comment!

Lyn said...

Hi Kathew-
That is so nice..I really appreciate your kind words!

TALON said...

Lovely...an origami dream...

My potluck: so maybe

Lyn said...

Hi Talon-
Very nice comment..thanks!

Shashi said...

Its a lovely poetry.. I enjoyed it throughly... thanks for sharing...

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
Tweet me @VerseEveryDay

Lyn said...

Hi Shashi-
I can always count on you to say something uplifting...thanks!
Om Namah Shivaya

William A. Sigler said...

Another one that thwaks you upside the head when you're dreaming in another direction. I need to pay attention to you!

Lyn said...

Hi William-
Thanks for your kind words..I think poetry surprises me too!

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