Crane

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origami cranes

wishes folded into wings

golden thoughts take flight

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Joining in with Ronovan’s haiku challenge.

his prompt words this week are CRANE and GOLD.

serendipity as I discover that the crane is considered a sacred bird in Japan and wishes will be granted to those who fold one thousand origami cranes. I have taken a photo of an origami crane left at a shrine which I will add to this post on my return.

at the moment I can only post photos which I have taken on the iPad.

and it is my birthday today! What a happy day, off to see a Japanese garden and art museum here in Fukuoka before flying to Tokyo.

update: after posting the above, we visited a Japanese garden in Fukuoka and on entry we were given an origami crane for longevity! How magical is that! Can you see the crane in the picture?

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35 responses to “Crane

  1. A nice pulling together of the two. I like this.

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  2. Oooh! Pretty. I really like this. Also…

    *iii* Happy Birthday *iii*

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  4. Hope you had a wonderful birthday Daffy, I love the coincidence with the origami crane, the prompt words wer perfect for you thi week, as your haiku was lovely! πŸ™‚

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  5. I liked the haiku. Seems I should be wishing you a happy birthday too πŸ™‚

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  6. Happy Birthday – was this planned as a birthday trip? Your haiku made me think of Qigong – there are several moves involving the crane

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    • Yes it was planned as a b’day trip. So thrilled the haiku reminds you of Qigong. I did a workshop once years ago and would love to do more. Thanks for the prompt, I wonder if there is any happening in West Dorset, will have to check that out when I get back. This holiday is wonderful, but the schedule relentless, very little time for quiet reflection, I’m sure a spot of Qigong would have helped immensely.

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  7. Happy birthday, Sandra. Wonderful post. Just love the haiku.

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  8. “Happy Birthday.” I like the idea of golden origami cranes. Not sure if the origami birds I used to make were cranes.

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  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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  10. Happy birthday, should have recognized a fellow Scorpion! Have a great day. Xx

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  11. Happy birthday! Great haiku too x

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  12. Happy birthday! Enjoy your trip.

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  13. What a gorgeous haiku!
    Have the most wonderful birthday. πŸ™‚

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  14. Happy birthday to you,
    Happy birthday to you.
    Happy birthday dear Sandra-
    Happy birthday to you!
    Enjoy every moment of it.
    Melissa Xx

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