Haiku on Death

storms have subsided

the death of Winter nears

green buds peek out


© Carol Campbell

logo Carpe Diem Thema week 1 februari 2016
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying


I haven’t been able to participate in this theme week because of a delay in receiving the prompts via email but I have faced death in my life many times and aside from apprehensions, I feel good about talking about it. It is a part of all life and metaphorical of many issues we humans face. Here’s some inspiration from our Sensai:

“finding peace of mind
the soothing sound of rippling water
the rustling of leaves
strengthens my tired mind
that’s fortitude
deep inner peace, the beating of my heart,
the music of life
caught in the rippling stream –
finding peace of mind

© Chèvrefeuille

Death is in my opinion part of life, without thinking about death we can not live our life, or even better … without thinking about death we can not celebrate life. Look around you enjoy nature, enjoy the coming and going of the seasons in which life and death are each other’s best friends. If you look at living and dying as being part of nature, part of being human … than death can be giving meaning to life.

in the backyard
the old Sakura has lost his blossom
until next spring

© Chèvrefeuille”

❤ ❤ ❤


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