A death poem…

let me
be a raindrop
falling
deep into the earth
wildflowers in the spring
Genie Nakano, 2019

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This ‘death’ tanka was first published in a special feature — 25 death poems edited by Michael H. Lester for Atlas Poetica, 2019. “The genre of death poems has its origin in Zen Buddhism in Japan and offers a reflection on and nature of death in an impermanent and transitory world.” (Wikipedia)

Published by genienakano

I love writing--It's my joy, my therapy--my confession. I'm a performer, dancer, yoga and meditation instructor, write a poetry column for Rafu Shimpo. Growth and love of life is a key to my happiness.

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