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Real Toads challenge from Gillena Cox

Your challenge today toads, is to Let your words dance with me in celebration. Forgetting all others, focus your gaze on The Fold and write using the form.

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Poetry

Did you know about 千羽鶴 Senbazuru?

千羽鶴 – Senbazuru – One Thousand Paper Cranes – Seribu Burung Bangau

YES! kali ini aku akan bahas mengenai legenda tersebut yang ada di jepang. 375 more words

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Let me tell you about... Daruma dolls

I’m not a Japanologist but the country has always been alluring to me, its history with the samurai in the Sengoku period, its style like ukiyo-e paintings and woodblock prints, its pantheon of gods like… 1,001 more words

Let Me Tell You About

WITHOUT BEES

In the photograph
the two great blue heron’s
stare at each other.
We are not certain if this
is love, or there is something
far more ominous impending. 60 more words

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978 to go!

There is an ancient Japanese legend that states anyone who folds a 1000 paper cranes in one year will be granted a wish from the Gods. 91 more words

SENBAZURU

A thousand cranes take flight
hanging from the ceiling
under the watchful eye
the old Japanese man
framed on my wall
and the Buddha
staring down
from my dresser.

Poem

Senbazuru: A Thousand Paper Cranes

This photo is a little old–I took it in the SOM a week or so ago because something about the desolation and quietude calmed me. Oddly enough, it’s what most of the students or residents will often see when they leave because they arrive at the hospital so early in the morning and so late at night that they rarely see the sun. 543 more words