Jisei is a poem written by the poet before their own death. These poems reflect the final reflections of one’s life. It was generally a tradition with zen monks but were written by poets as well. These poems originated in Japanese, Chinese and Korean cultures as far back as the 7th Century, and can be written in any poetry form, but were traditionally written in tanka or haiku style.

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Now this is one of the few poems, I am documenting, without providing an example of my own.

Instead I am providing a link to a well researched and enlightening column written by Marie Marshall, writing on Allpoetry as Mairi-bheag.


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