Brandon McQuade's poem, 'Two Whiskies', is a melancholy narrative of the author's dream of a late friend.
A death poem was composed on one's deathbed, with the aim of encapsulating the understanding of impermanence at that moment.
This short poem by an 11th century Chinese poet called Gen of Kohoin is written as an uncomplaining, almost joyful anticipation of death. The Jewel Hare he refers to in the last line is a classic image for the moon, after the myth of the rabbit on the moon's face. At ninety-nine, snowy side-locks,… Continue reading Swift Clouds and the Jewel Hare