ground temperature at depths greater than ten feet stays relatively constant through the course of time please bury me deep in Earth's comfortable bosom a warm welcoming spa-like decomposition muscles loosening lying horizontally limbs and back at rest and still mine to enjoy finally
The most intricate Japanese Poetry form is the Choka, or Long Poem. The early form consisted of a series of katauta joined together. This gives a choice of form structures of 5/7/5/5/7/7… etc., or: 5/7/7/5/7… etc.
The Choka could be any total line length and indeed many exceeded 100 lines. Looking at this, it is easy to see why Poetic Historians believe the katauta is the original basic unit of Japanese poetry using either the 17 or 19 unit onji.
d’Verse Quadrille #164
The above choka is my take on d’Verse’s Quadrille challenge.
The Quadrille is simply a poem of 44 words (excluding the title), and it can take any form. This week’s challenge was to use the word “warm” in a Quadrille.
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50 thoughts on “After, or: My time”
What an absolutely lovely and comforting image of burial and death. Made me feel good, actually. 🙂
💞🙏🏻 Lillian 🙏🏻💞
A good place for your elements to become their next incarnation. (K)
💝🙏🏻 Kerfe 🙏🏻💝
Nice one !!!
🤍🙏🏻 Gillena 🙏🏻🤍
A little different take than mine, but still oddly comforting to be buried in Earth’s bosom and just let go of everything, truly learning what it is to unwind! 😆
🤎🙏🏻 Tricia 🙏🏻🤎
A very interesting take on the poem contrasting cold death with lying in warm repose! Well done, David.
🖤🙏🏻 Dwight 🙏🏻🖤
💛🙏🏻 r.Douglas 🙏🏻💛
It does sound like a warm and cozy final resting place. You rest that deep they may find you intact in a thousand years and be able to revive you 😉
🧡🙏🏻 Lisa 🙏🏻🧡 ~ wouldn’t we decompose faster in the warmer depths of the Earth?
I really don’t know. If you find out let me know 🙂
There’s something strangely comforting about how you’ve phrased this David! 🤗🤗👍👍👌👌
❤️🙏🏻 Ken 🙏🏻❤️
That’s eerie yet beautiful.
💜🙏🏻 Shashi 🙏🏻💜
Smooth and comforting. ❤️
💙🙏🏻 Filipa 🙏🏻💙
The decomposition sounds really comforting…
💚🙏🏻 Björn 🙏🏻💚
😻🙏🏻 Dolly 🙏🏻😻