Contemprary Tanka Poet Mariko Kitakubo.

Mariko Kitakubo Profile

Mariko Kitakubo

Born in Tokyo.
Living in Mitaka-city, Tokyo
Membership
Japan Writers' Association,
Japan PEN Club,
Association of Contemporary Tanka Poets,
Japan Tanka Poets' Society,
Kokoro-No-Hana,
Tanka Online Project,
Tanka Society of America.

Contemprary Tanka Poet Mariko Kitakubo. Article details.

TSA Ribbons Spring / Summer 2015: vol.11 No.2

Tanka Cafe. Theme ; Novels 

blue sky 
or mushroom clouds, 
the last view 
of our future 
Saint-Exupery 

 

Selected tanka 

long sacred sleep 
in the wooden drawer ... 
does he waken 
when I wind it 
great -grandpa's watch

 

Rerponsive Tanka 

Hiking at Coyote Wall 
Mariko Kitakubo & Margaret Chula 

 wind, sunshine 
a meadowlark's song 
in the endless sky 
I become invisible 
at the edge of heaven 
(Mariko) 

growing profusely 
along the rocky trail 
clumps of poison oak 
the Japanese poet wears 
rubber boots and latex gloves
(Margaret ) 

when I saw 
Mt. Hood from the hillside
remembering Fukushima
can they survive radiation
yellow wildflowers?
(Mariko) 

 here and there
cricket sounds
from the tall grasses
laughter of women
as they pass around chocolate
(Margaret )