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.

New Zealand poetry magazine "Kokako" posted "Both Sides of the Ocean"

"Both Sides of the Ocean" which is a sequence of English Haiku and English Tanka that Ms. Deborah P. Kolodji and I composed together was posted in a New Zealand poetry magazine, "Kokako" in its volume 33.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude toward Kokako editors, Ms. Patricia Prime and Ms. Margaret Beverland.





Both Sides of the Ocean

tea for both
sides of the ocean
smiling moon (D)

time under
the big dipper ---
gente roundness
of our horizon (M)

was it only yesterday?
cherry blossoms lined
a graveyard (D)

on the terrace ...
our roses
under my sun
under your moon (M)

I look up
through bougainvillea
skies we once travelled (D)

clouds come
into my tea cup
and go out ...
do they drift
from mine to yours? (M)

Deborah P Kolodji & Mariko Kitakubo