Last Words

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United
Weekly Scribblings #37:  Last Messages

"In East Asia (Japan, China, Korea) there is a long tradition of death poems called jisei, reflecting on one's own death and/or death in general. They are supposed to be written on the death-bed, or at least when death seems imminent, but they could be written earlier. In form they usually resemble haiku or tanka.

What would be your final message to the world?"

love and laughter
darkness and light
made up my life

About purplepeninportland

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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3 Responses to Last Words

  1. Beautiful, Sarah! A summing up which leaves no doubt you lived to the full.


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