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.

Spring/Summer 2013 Issue of SIMPLY HAIKU Vol. 10, No. 3

in the forest
sigh of
oaks, beeches,
larks and you

moonless night...
on the steps of ruin
or into
a kitten's milk,
falling ashes

how like
babel, sullen
a blank cartridge
shooting wisps of clouds

down, down
screw the staircase
to the abyss
tell me again how
we became civilized

we talked
about our dream...
each other
under the Betelgeuse,
are you gone already?

Tr. by Mariko Kitakubo and Robert D. Wilson