Senryu Closed eyes shut out noise Silence makes way for new growth Clearing the clutter Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
As winds start to blow Autumn takes the last flower Dropping withered seeds Back to hardened, fallow earth Destined to be born again Copyright © 2020 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved 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.