Japanese Death poems

A friend of mine introduced me to this form of poetry and I have found it to be very interesting. These are my efforts.

Poem #1

Starting with gauge on full

I started a trip called life.

Now, so many miles traveled,

Tires bald and

Tank empty,

I coast to my final parking space.

Poem #2

My sun,

Shining bright for so long,

Is now setting.

The moon is rising,

The night inviting.


3 thoughts on “Japanese Death poems

  1. Barbara, you may want to delineate the two (there are two poems, right?) poems better with some more space between or give them titles. I love both of these. Gauge is spelled with a “u” in there if you want to edit it.


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