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Monday Poetry Prompt: Origami

This week let’s write an origami poem. It may not be obvious but I think there are a lot of similarities between the art of poetry and the art of origami. Grab a piece of paper, fold in a poem and post it in the comments below.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


8 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Origami

  1. Both poetry and origami are forms of art that require precision, attention to detail, and an ability to transform something seemingly ordinary into something extraordinary. In poetry, words are carefully chosen and arranged to create meaning and evoke emotion, just as in origami, a piece of paper is meticulously folded and shaped to create a beautiful object. Both forms of art require patience, creativity, and an openness to experimentation and exploration. They both offer a way to express oneself and connect with others in a deeply meaningful way, whether through the written word or a delicate paper creation.

    Here is my submission.

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by The Inkwell | March 14, 2023, 4:43 PM
  2. (a poem for a card to my wfe celebrating 100 months together (tomorrow)… yes, we celebrate “Luniversaries”.)

    100 Months
    five fingers on my hand
    meld with
    five fingers on yours

    you place your others between mine
    my dormant hand
    forgotten how to move

    ten by ten
    folded together

    a span of months
    a span of lifetimes
    that cannot span

    the expanse of love
    that grows from our hearts
    encompassing all we can see

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Chris Clarke | March 14, 2023, 1:20 PM
  3. Art and Craft

    Poetry is an art
    Origami is a craft
    Your lips recites beauty
    My fingers work the magic

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Cassa Bassa | March 14, 2023, 7:28 AM

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