Ben Gieske

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

Comments about A Thousand Cranes by Ben Gieske

  • (7/15/2008 11:46:00 AM)

    Paper cranes saved me once! This is nice (Report) Reply

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  • (1/27/2008 11:12:00 PM)

    Hi Ben, I like the paper cranes and what they represent, hope I suppose. My son loves origami. It is challenging and yet also satisfying. Hope your wish comes true :) (Report) Reply

  • (1/25/2008 12:41:00 AM)

    A very interesting poem this one Ben you have got around a bit in the bigger World out there, very good work (Report) Reply

  • (1/23/2008 6:14:00 PM)

    Thank you, Ben! I really enjoyed this piece. I love learning about different cultures, and you've expressed this in such an interesting way. Take care, Beth (Report) Reply

  • (1/19/2008 6:30:00 PM)

    Simple, eloquent penning. Beautiful, like the cranes themselves. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • (1/18/2008 11:44:00 PM)

    Beautiful and a truly heartfelt write...I hope all you wish for comes true :) (Report) Reply

  • (1/16/2008 12:42:00 PM)

    Very interesting. Hope you used your wish wisely. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 13, 2008

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