And I, a thousand poems.
For her trouble, she gets long life
And I, well, I don't know.
Maybe I get to come back as a stubborn red ox,
Or a young ox-herder, a lucky blackbird, or a snoozing puppy
Who can’t be caught easily in a fold of origami
While somewhere, a little book is being printed
Telling the tale of a little girl and her thousand cranes.
from Japonisme, Laoisme, 2012
March 3rd is Hinamatsuri, or Girls Day In Japan