General Poetry posted May 3, 2021

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Jisei Haiku club challenge

Departing Clouds

by June Sargent

departing clouds float

slowly above calm waters -

joy in a new day

JISEI HAIKU (death poem), is a genre of Japanese poetry that offers reflection on the imminent death of the author. Please, focus on nature, try to free your mind from all you know about death from our Western World notion. Jisei originated in Zen Buddhism. uses metaphoric references such as sunsets, autumn or falling cherry blossom that suggest the transience of life. Jisei is a farewell poem to life. The poem's structure is 5/7/5 or LESS. Jisei Haiku poems are typically graceful, natural, and emotionally neutral.

Club entry for the "JISEI HAIKU" event in "Haiku Club".  Locate a writing club.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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