Scent of Smoke

scent of smoke lingers
after the candle is snuffed –
a breeze plays with chimes


Today at dVerse, the challenge was to write “death poems” in the manner of the Japanese Tanka. The idea of the death poem was not to be morbid, but instead, as a gift to those left behind.


21 thoughts on “Scent of Smoke

  1. Subtle, brief, profound, dark beauty–all there in three carefully crafted lines. My mother died at 39, & the candle by her bed was extinguished with her last breath. There is a scene in CONAN, where his lover is dying; “Kiss me,” she said,” So that I can breathe my last into your mouth.” Always touches me to think of it.

Please Comment! Otherwise I won't know that you've been reading!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s