Memento Mori (Poetry E-Book)
Picture yourself standing at the back of a crowd of people gathered to pay their last respects to you at your own funeral. Everyone from your relatives, friends, acquaintances and even strangers take turns to describe their experience with you in one sentence. What do you think they would say?
This is an anthology that contains poems on a topic I know I should not conventionally be concerned about considering my age. But I am. And that topic is death. Following the passing of my dad in 2016, I’ve spent time writing about my thoughts, meditations and emotional experiences. I now feel ready to share my thoughts in written poetry.
‘Memento Mori’ is Latin for ‘remember you will die’. It is the Medieval Latin Christian theory that Musenga aka MessenJah a Zambian Writer discovered a couple of years ago. It is the practice of reflection on mortality, especially as a means of considering the temporary nature of all earthly material and pursuits.