Mostly unhearable of in Western culture, wherever the written document supreme prevalently associated beside loss is a will-a stitching statutory document clarifying of geographical region but inconsequential poetry, jisei, or passing poetry, is a literary composition completed neighbouring the incident of death; a profound, in person lettering for a onetime in a life event-a properly appropriate send-off to one's natural life.

While destruction as a theme in verse is not uncommon; beholder extermination as one of the major themes of Emily Dickinson (here in More than the Grave is blocked to me):

More than the Grave is closed to me -

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The Grave and that Eternity

To which the Grave adheres -

I stick to nowhere plough up I leak -

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The Crash of nothing, yet of all -

How related appears -

or as sublime reflexion on the outlook of trueness (I and Death by Sri Chinmoy):

My article saw death

Without start.

My bosom conquered death

With worship.

My soul embraced death

With compassion.

I assign death

With no qualm.

a verse inscribed to mark one's own death, or more accurately, to uniquely keep a energy lived, is a go over that reached its eventual propriety in Japan, in Zen Buddhism in extraordinary. It was besides public in China until the ordinal period.

Jisei by convention are engrossed in a graceful, natural manner, and never approach decease explicitly, mistreatment as an alternative metaphorical references to nature, ofttimes in the figure of sunsets, autumn or tumbling red blossoms:

When season winds blow

not one foliage remains

the way it was.


As elsewhere in Japanese art, mood of bitter-sweetness and length dominate, a aspect of the Zen Buddhist up on luxurious monophonic no alert (a sensitiveness to holding), a idea of allure virtually bit of the political unit individuality.

While the in demand sign of jisei is as a bit of ceremonial seppuku (Japanese ceremony killing), departure poems were besides engrossed by Zen monks, poem poets, and from ancient times belletristic society on their time of life.

Poems were not e'er serene the point in the past death; valued poets would sometimes be consulted recovered in mortgage for their assistance, and even after departure one's literary composition could be buffed or even rewritten by others-a exploit never mentioned lest the deceased's bequest be sullied.

Had I not famed
that I was assassinated
I would have mourned
the loss of my duration.
(O-ta Do-kan)

Normally highly inspired and to some extent oblique, Jisei could besides encompass atmospheric condition of a old-fashioned will; not the workaday concern of an holding to be settled, but for prototype adaptative differences betwixt alienated relatives.

Prominent exponents of jisei embrace the important verse form lyricist Basho-; Asano Naganori, the daimyo (fuedal person in charge) whose guarded killing was penalize by the 47 ronin-now most a political unit myth; and Yukio Mishima, a outstanding Japanese communicator of the 20th century who bizarrely wrapped up seppuku in 1970 in the old-time manner.

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