Contemprary Tanka Poet Mariko Kitakubo.

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Mariko Kitakubo

Born in Tokyo.
Living in Mitaka-city, Tokyo
Japan Writers' Association,
Japan PEN Club,
Association of Contemporary Tanka Poets,
Japan Tanka Poets' Society,
Tanka Online Project,
Tanka Society of America.

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

Contemprary Tanka Poet Mariko Kitakubo. Article details.

Simply Haiku, Summer 2007 vol.5, no.2

cutting my foot
on a tree-root
I felt
the desolation of Descartes
slowly slide into me

for whom then
did I blossom?
I cast my gaze
over the light and shade
of the distant past

a warm teardrop
as I waken
from the dream
of being held back
from the brink of a cliff

as if
falling down
into the galaxy,
I would fall
into your heart

dipping my toes
into the blue water
of the inlet,
I felt my body
surge with life