A Thousand Cranes - Poem by Ben Gieske
I went to Japan and met a Samurai
Who lived in the mountains which were very high.
He was a master of the art of origami.
He made a thousand paper cranes just for me. *
* In Japanese tradition the person who folds 1,000 origami
cranes is granted a wish. These are often given at weddings
and to the gravely ill. The crane is a symbol of peace and
hope. For a further explanation, see “Cranes for Peace”.
- January 12,2008
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