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hoot_owl_rn
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0 posted 04-17-2000 08:43 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Origami

You bent my will;
Yet I did not break.
You tried to shape me
To fit your needs;
Though I did not conform.
Flattened in your grasp,
My edges became tattered
Until frustrated,
You tossed me aside
Leaving me shapeless.

But the Master
Had greater plans than you
And enfolded in the hands of love,
I became a swan.



 To love means never to be afraid of the windstorms of life: should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings. ~Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 04-17-2000).]
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1 posted 04-17-2000 09:15 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Hoot~
Being a true admirer of Origami ...
your poem is perfectly crafted
to create the exact image.

You do possess the grace and
the beauty of the swan.
This is so unique.
I just adore it.
~*Marge*~


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2 posted 04-17-2000 09:22 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very beautiful, Ruth! He does have the best plans for us!

Denise
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3 posted 04-17-2000 09:32 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

What a wonderful poem!!! I like this one...never thought about origami this way, but the analogy fits....  
Nan
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4 posted 04-17-2000 09:34 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I love it... One of my kids.. a very bright Japanese one... made me an origami swan and laminated it into a bookmark for a Christmas gift... and your poem enfolds those sentiments beautifully -  I love it, I love it, I love it...  
Martie
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5 posted 04-17-2000 09:36 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This is lovely, Ruth
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Fabulous. Structure befitting of subject. Stikingly simplistic and easy to read. Modern " Fireside" poetry.

 ~If eyes were made for seeing, then Beauty is its own excuse for Being~
RW Emerson
" I'll paint you mornings of gold, Ill spin you valentine evenings..." *JARETH*

Corinne
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7 posted 04-17-2000 10:37 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Alright!!!!!!!!!!!!


Big smile here!


Corinne
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8 posted 04-18-2000 06:47 AM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

Simply lovely....but my dear Ruth....you have never been anything less than a swan....ever

 A man does not love a woman because she is beautiful...But she is beautiful because he loves her.


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9 posted 04-18-2000 07:28 AM       View Profile for Jamie Dawg   Email Jamie Dawg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jamie Dawg

I hardly ever get time to reply to all these wonderful poems but yours really touched a chord with me. beeeeutifull!
Mike
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10 posted 04-18-2000 08:39 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Wonderfully done Ruth.
Honeybee
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My God, Ruth, how do you do it again and again, this poem is absolutely beautiful!  You are a true gem and a priceless member of this forum.  I loved the twist at the end, the last line "and enfolded in the hands of love, I became a swan."  Beautiful.

Take care,
Melissa Honeybee  
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12 posted 04-18-2000 08:58 AM       View Profile for INclan   Email INclan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for INclan

Ruth,

I stand in awe.  You have such a talent for twisting your pain into our pleasure. A swan is indeed a perfect choice but I was expecting a "Wise Owl."

INclan
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The master folded me into a fish
Now either I'm down on the food chain
or we could go for a swim

beautiful poem Ruth

Rex}>{{{{o>
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add one more beautiful to the comments on this one.....sigh....great writing ruth  
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So Lovely, Ruth .....


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Ruth,
   I must wholeheartedly agree with White_Knight -- and the most beautious swan the heart has ever beheld, to boot! My dear, this was wonderful!      
Have a great day - talk to you soon!



 ~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
hoot_owl_rn
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Thank you everyone....you all have me blushing with your comments...thanks  
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Hoot~
   Bravo.This is the kind of poetry that I like to read. Suggestion: send it out to 25 poetry magazines and I think you might get it published.
best regards,
bboog
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19 posted 05-12-2000 07:57 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Ruth, This is excellent, and beautiful, I love it.  
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