Although the consciousness of death is in most cultures very much a part of life, this is perhaps nowhere more true than in Japan, where the approach of death has given rise to a centuries-old tradition of writing jisei, or the "e;death poem."e; Such a poem is often written in the very last moments of the poet's life.
Japanese Death Poems
Written by Zen Monks and Haiku Poets on the Verge of Death
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