when i die, as every leaf must

photo by lynn

photo by lynn


If i die in fall

(due to my own clumsiness)

as dry leaves crackle

cry over cake, then laugh at

my swift entrance into JOY!

Joining Gayle at dVerse today on theme of Japanese death poems (jisei).

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bryan Ens
    Sep 26, 2015 @ 19:27:34

    humourous, touching, and joyful…what more could one ask? Beautiful!!


  2. Mary
    Sep 26, 2015 @ 09:57:29

    Well expressed. Cry a bit and then laugh… Indeed, joy is on the horizon.


  3. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade)
    Sep 26, 2015 @ 08:34:36

    I also love the title, and I like the mixed responses culminating in joy.


  4. MarinaSofia
    Sep 26, 2015 @ 02:10:47

    That play on words ‘fall’ (which we call autumn) and ‘fall’ (the verb) – makes for a witty yet thoughtful take on the prompt.


  5. thotpurge
    Sep 26, 2015 @ 01:28:27

    Yes one would wish for joy rather than tears and hardship for those left behind.


  6. Candy
    Sep 25, 2015 @ 17:42:06

    this is so special!


  7. Victoria C. Slotto
    Sep 25, 2015 @ 17:07:05

    I love that you inserted both humor and joy, Lynn. And those leaves of ours, not falling, but rising on a gentle, joyous breeze.


  8. Sherry Marr
    Sep 25, 2015 @ 16:48:40

    This is wonderful!!!!!


  9. Bodhirose
    Sep 25, 2015 @ 15:49:49

    Love this…and that you put a twist of humor in it. A swift entrance into joy…who could want more than that? Thank you for sharing, Lyn.

    Gayle ~


  10. Constance Ann Morrison
    Sep 25, 2015 @ 14:49:25

    Yes! Swift entrance into joy. What a day that will be!


  11. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Sep 25, 2015 @ 12:39:02

    I really like the way you stumble into evermore here.. just wonderful


  12. katiemiafrederick
    Sep 25, 2015 @ 12:19:40

    Little to no attention
    when i die in life
    when i life in die
    Little to no attention
    and that’s
    just another


  13. kanzensakura
    Sep 25, 2015 @ 12:16:24

    Oh how I like this! There is some gentle humor here and yet, such good advice and exactly what I wish for my death. Especially for people to afterwards, to mingle tears and laughter over good food with good company.


  14. Grace
    Sep 25, 2015 @ 11:45:47

    That would be joyful entrance Lynn~

    Love the title too ~


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