Sunday, March 11, 2007

Haiku Week, Day 4


Paper hummingbird
A creased and discarded leaf
Fallen, torn, reborn

This one’s not as complicated as usual. It’s a little ode to my most complex piece of origami to date, a hummingbird from a design by Peter Engel. It’s interesting to me that something like that can be made from the photocopied scraps in the recycling bin.

4 comments:

Intrepidflame said...

I think you may have gotten the simplicity you were looking for- with this one.

mairin said...

I am very impressed with your patience and ability to do origami- I attmepted to do it all of one time when it was a class assignment for my Meditation and Prayer class in high school. It took every single ounce of willpower I had not to rip it up and throw the pieces in the air during the 45 minute class. I was SO glad to chuck the thing (which did NOT in any way resemble to whooping crane that it was supposed to look like) in the trash bin on the way out of class. I do not have the origami temperament......

albtraum said...

Mairin - I read that some prisons have the inmates do origami because it seems to have a calming effect.

Since you're too violent even for that I'm not sure what they'd do with you. "Who's in there, and why are there so many locks on the door?" "That there's Multiple Mairin. Stabbed the warden in the neck with a half-made paper swan during her parole hearing. It took fourteen guards to subdue her. Most of 'em still got the papercuts."

mairin said...

I wonder if it will surprise anyone I know to learn that I am more violent than even the most volatile prison inmate.......stupid origami!! Did the article that you read mention what the inmates were making? I mean, if they were making origami guns and shivs, then that would definitely explain why they found it so soothing! Entire jailyard gang fights probably take place using those origami weapons...