and post notes and photos about your poem like Gary Bateman.
Author's Notes: This is a "Tanka" or Japanese verse form write on the subject: "Death." For this write, I've looked at "Death" as marking the end of life and the beginning of the process of transformation. It is at this point, right at death, that our eternal soul separates from it mortal bounds and begins its ascension to the Spirit World (or the Great Beyond) which is often likened to Heaven depending on the type of religion that one may ascribe to. The syllable count for this Tanka is: 5-7-5-7-7 (for a total of 31 syllables). (Gary Bateman - November 12, 2014) (Tanka poetic format)
Categories: allegory, body, change, death, heaven, imagery, and spiritual.