jisei (Japanese Death Poem)

I decided to branch out and try something new. I found this challenge thanks to Kate, https://aroused.blog/2020/11/20/jisei/

Original challenge offered by, https://dversepoets.com/2020/11/19/mtb-jisei-japanese-death-poems/

Japan has a long history of jisei, or death poems. Jisei is the “farewell poem to life.” These poems were written by literate people, often monks, royalty or courtiers just before their death. 

Not all death poems are written in the well-known haiku format/style. Jisei was also written in kanshi and waka styles. I chose haiku for mine.

Do not catch my fall
As I will become the leaves
In which your kin play

Please visit, https://dversepoets.com/2020/11/19/mtb-jisei-japanese-death-poems/ to submit your own jisei 🙂

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  1. PS the perfect photo … just checked, you haven’t added your link to their Mr Linky = regulars wont see your post! Please open the d’Verse site, click on Mr Linky box near the end of the post and add your link … we read each other from that 🙂

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