In ancient Japanese, Chinese and Korean cultures, a practice was used at the time of death to capture the last words spoken. This practice was called jisei (in Japan) or death poem
Written below are my entries for DVersePoets’ most recent prompt. Written By Grace from Bodhirose’s Blog, the challenge is to write a haiku or tanka in the theme of Jisei. Check out her fantastic post about them on the DVerse Poet’s Pub here!
Jisei – A Tanka
You can fall further
than your heart would have believed
into your own mind.
It eats you alive this thing,
mind, body and soul, all gone.
Jesei – A Haiku
In part it’s for you,
all these words scattered around,
they will outlast me.