Posts Tagged ‘death’

April 13, 2016 Leave a comment







I can’t sleep.

-James M. Barrie, last words





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February 2, 2016 Leave a comment






It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one’s steps to the upper air – there’s the rub, the task.





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Death Poem: Yukio Mishima

January 23, 2016 Leave a comment


Death Poem: Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima, 1956



A small night storm blows
Saying ‘falling is the essence of a flower’
Preceding those who hesitate






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Death Poem: Moriya Sen’an

January 21, 2016 Leave a comment


A death poem, by Moriya Sen'an

A death poem, by Moriya Sen’an


Bury me when I die

beneath a wine barrel

in a tavern.

With luck

the cask will leak.


Ware shinaba

sakaya no kame no

shita ni ikeyo

moshi ya shizuku no





Source: Japanese Death Poems

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January 15, 2016 Leave a comment






I must say, to die with one’s sword still sheathed is most regrettable.

-Miyamoto Musashi






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