Deathpoem by Shinsui (* - 1769)

Deathpoem by Shinsui (* – 1769)

Life completes circle

At the end of the journey

Death draws the last line


Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #313/circle

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I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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10 Responses to Circle

  1. Mary says:

    Yes, indeed, death always has the final word, the final line!


  2. Always that last line, waiting to be drawn…and we never know when…

    Circles of Light


  3. I admit it – I am afraid of that last line….


  4. Wow! Sara … this haiku leaves me in awe … I love to use this one in our Tan Renga month upcoming november if that’s ok.


  5. That is the final turn in existence – well done


  6. How there is a final line in a circle.. has to come from death


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