Contemprary Tanka Poet Mariko Kitakubo.

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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.

We Are Here: Village Poetry Anthology posted my English Tanka sequence

Village Poets' anthology, "We Are Here: Village Poetry Anthology" posted my English Tanka sequence "Borderless Prayer".

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Borderless Prayer

 

rhythm of
dripping water
midnight--
when did it
turn to crimson?

 

overseas events
are cancelled
but our hope
won't die young
rainbow above the ocean

 

finding
a tiny light...
when
I rise up against
the disappointment

 

let's not
search for someone
to blame
we were born 
to help each other

 

making
a spring wreath
of pansy
yellow, purple, white...
survived winter

 

without
color, language,
nationality...
another world
in the reflection of water

 

go back
to god's territory
like when
we were born
to see honesty

 

before
our endless
sleep
we can spread
our wings, again

 

tears
are meaningless
use the time
for pure
borderless prayer