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”
💗🙏🏻 Molly 🙏🏻💗
The warmth of decomposition is something I understand but rarely think about – love the way this is used!!
💖🙏🏻 Muri 🙏🏻💖
This is a lovely contemplation, really. I found it soothing . . . very nice
💙🙏🏻 Angela, thank you 🙏🏻💙
Wow this is deep in more ways than one 🙂
🤍🙏🏻 Ange 🙏🏻🤍
Is death the only way to really belong to oneself? Your words made me wonder…Deep and sad, David.
hmmn… I hadn’t thought of it that way, Terveen, but that’s interesting. I would think that it varies from person to person…
for sure your earth will be warm David but please not yet
“Earth’s comfortable bosom” – something to keep in mind when the angel passes over!
💕🙏🏻 Laura 🙏🏻💕 ~ thanks (and don’t worry!)
An unusual look at burial, David, which you make very compelling in the lines ‘deep / in Earth’s comfortable bosom / a warm welcoming / spa-like decomposition’.
💝🙏🏻 Kim 🙏🏻💝
There is something very warm and inviting about this earthly poem David!
“in Earth’s comfortable bosom
a warm welcoming
🤍🙏🏻 Cindy 🙏🏻🤍
What a beautiful sentiment. 💜Intellectual side merges with emotional side to make a sound decision. The form is one I’d also enjoy warming to.
🖤🙏🏻 KK 🙏🏻🖤
Your soul and spirit will be comfortablely at rest in one of the mansions your creator has prepared for you long before your earthly will is realised.
💜🙏🏻 Abi 🙏🏻💜
Spa like decomposition…I’m almost looking forward 😊
💚🙏🏻 Sangeetha 🙏🏻💚
limbs and back at rest and still
mine to enjoy finally
A wonderful feeling to relax and reflect prone on our backs on what joys are there accorded by Providence’s choice. Great write David!
💘 🙏🏻 Hank 🙏🏻 💘