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.

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

Contemprary Tanka Poet Mariko Kitakubo. Article details.

Tanka Society of America, Ribbons, Spring/Summer 2020

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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)