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New Beginnings – A Tanka

New Beginnings

As winds start to blow
Autumn takes the last flower 
Dropping withered seeds
Back to hardened, fallow earth
Destined to be born again

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Frank Tassone is hosting D’Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us with Jisei (Japanese Death Poems)

Jisei were often written in waka (tanka) or haiku, but death poems are not restricted to those forms. What is essential is the expression of both imminent death and the significance of life in the face of it. In this sense, Jisei is the poetry of both memorial and celebration.

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