Description: A few references going on here...
1. Origami butterflies were used during the celebration of Shinto weddings to represent the bride and groom.
2. Making 1000 origami cranes is supposed to grant you one wish.
3. Lavender was once called the "love herb" and was given to newlyweds for good luck.
My little paper insects are fluttering
their birth-wet wings in the velvet heat
of slender lavender throats that flourish
under a sun that will never be as wild
or fierce as its Serengeti kin, but is still
beautiful in a homegrown golden way
your hands flit like darting sparrows,
winged quotations or a flock of emphasis
that rises and settles and explodes into
flurries of interpretive movement
and I find Iím listening for chirping
more than your words, but then stories
have always been more about telling
and hearing than the story itself
and when you are done, when the sparrows
settle to sleep in the fields and your voice
patters on silent wings into the underbrush,
there are one-thousand butterflies
scattered in the lavender.
Hi again. You have a way with the imagination I can relate to. I like the way you interpret the 1000 cranes. Didnt know they did that. Know of Shinto only vaugely. The composition flows nicely and reads like as quiant storie like fine procelain been crafted into 1000 cranes. Folding 1000 crane for one wish is aptly titled. Regards Joachim