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.

Moonset journal, USA (edition 6/number 1)

'In The Sequoia Forest'

1)
from these trees
I get the spark of life
and I
give it them,too,
in the sequoai forest

2)
I don't wish
to harm this forest ---
at dawn
the sound of mist swirling
the sound of trees sleeping

3)
dew-clad and silent
the lower branches
f a tree
  three thousand years old,
standing there fresh and cool

4)
that wind
blowing down
from the tree-top ---
are the eyes of
the sequoia god,opening ?

5)
so faint
the song of the stream
on a redwood trunk ---
one thousand years
of peaceful living

6)
in gratitude
for a time of enrichment
among the trees
I place an oxalis flower
reverently on a stump