Jisei

unnoticed
a cloud shrouds
the moon’s silver face
while the winter night
slumbers

A Jisei (Japanese Death Poem) For Dverse Poets
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43 thoughts on “Jisei

  1. An excellent moody tanka, kind of a waka; kind of nice that haiku & tanka do not have a rhyme scheme like the kanshi. Your message is gentle & mysterious, without hard edges, toward the more traditional waka; rocked the prompt–I am finding quite a lot of “death” diversity out here on the trail.

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    1. Thank you. I like how you’ve interpreted it.. When I wrote it I was thinking from my own perspective ..that one’s death could go totally unnoticed and life as we know it’s old just go on…

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