Treasure Island

Ben Gieske


A Thousand Cranes


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

Submitted: Sunday, January 13, 2008

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