Publicized in Tanka Society of America: 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. Tanka Society of America.

My Tanka publicized in Tanka Society of America.

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Responsive Tanka

 

 

Wonder

Kath Abela Wilson, Pasadena, CA
Mariko Kitakubo, Tokyo, Japan

ten thousand miles
I try to hold
the world
in my trembling hands
too big too small
(K)

blue tears
of our mother planet
so far away
how many centuries
since we disappeared
(M)


earth
was a world
that had water
a little girl looks up
to another sky
(K)

where
did we come from
where will we go
stars bloom
in innocent eyes
(M)


when wave
touches sand
we are all born
castles are built
and vanish
(K)

shells
and small footprints
on the sandbank . . .
are they fossils?
a splash of time
(M)


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Tanka Cafe - Theme, Time

crying door
everyone comes
into the bar
with their own sorrow ...
happy hour

 

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Selected Tanka

a wind song
in the sky
above the Roman ruins ---
am I the trembling rose
pale pale purple?

Winter 2020: Volume 16, Number 1

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Tanka Cafe - Theme, Time

clear green
was born ---
timeless
time of the forest
source of Hime River

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Selected tanka

endless
the sounds of the spring ---
is there a small boat
for the last trip
of my life

Fall 2019: Volume 15, Number 3

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Members' Anthology 2019

A Thousand Voices

sky blue paint
peeled off...
whose dream
is this?
a boat in a prairie