Contemprary Tanka Poet Mariko Kitakubo.

Mariko Kitakubo Profile

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,
Tan-Ku Co-Founder,
Tanka Society of America.

In commemoration of
15 years of tanka reading
The Latest Tanka Sequence
Original Tanka presented at
Spoken World Live

Contemprary Tanka Poet Mariko Kitakubo. Article details.

Colorado posted my writing and English tanka

Colorado posted my writing and English tanka in its Poets Salon: Masked Beauty.




Mariko Kitakubo

"our lives
generation to generation
where will we go?
a small hand gives me
a sea blue facemask"

My son's family brought my grandson to my home. He is 3 years old. He said "Here you are, Grandma!"

I saw a beautiful ocean blue facemask in a sweet small hand.
Daughter-in-law felt when she found this at the shop. Oh, this is for Mother, Mariko's color Thank you so much my dearest young family.

I am sure that the reason why I love that color, is because our ancestors came from the ocean.

It's wonderful and mysterious.
generation to generation we keep our lives 37 hundred million years ago.
and from now, where will we go , if are able to survive this crisis. Then I realized that this gift was given, July 11, the date of death of my mother.

"do you go
in search of your mother
my lost earring
was lagoon blue"