Paper Cranes

Written for:  The Sunday Muse #40

girl with cranes

“In the Middle of Freedom” by Isabel Mansfield

a girl
to all creatures
fills cage with paper
cranes. In the forest, she
releases them; they fly free.
Although but a gesture, she hears
bluebirds, finches, and red robins sing.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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14 Responses to Paper Cranes

  1. Poignant, free… your words brightened my spirits tonight. – tsk


  2. Vicki says:

    I love the thought of releasing paper birds making the real ones sing.


  3. Carrie V. H. says:

    Beautiful thoughts in this Sara. I can hear the real birds singing with this as well. Lovely!!


  4. Mike Bayles says:

    This is wonderful, Sarah.


  5. Helen says:

    Magical ~~~~


  6. TheRustGeek says:

    I like how in releasing the paper bird, she is free herself to hear tons of other birds. Thanks for sharing.


  7. Eddie says:

    This one made me sit up . . . loved the design and execution . . 🙂


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