published in Rattle: 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.

In commemoration of
15 years of tanka reading
The Latest Tanka Sequence

Contemprary Tanka Poet Mariko Kitakubo. Rattle.

My Tanka published in Rattle.

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[ AFTER FUKUSHIMA ]

 

1

when
will my later years
start?---
a mother cat has babies
at the ruined village

 

2

dim light
of cherry blossoms--
unstoppable
petal storm in the ruins
beyond my five senses

 

3

sounds
of the stream
in my homeland---
Strontium is soaking
into the placenta

 

4

cherry avenue
my late mother's favorite...
is there
another world?
petal drift

 

5

there were
days when I had
my dream...
are you there now?
Betelgeuse

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