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,
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.

"red lights", an American tanka journal, published my Tanka sequence.

"red lights", an American tanka journal, the editor and publisher Ms. Marilyn Hazelton, posted my tanka sequence in its Vol.18, No.1 January 2022.

After a long way of travel via international postal service at the time of great difficulties due to the Corona pandemic, the journal somehow seemed to be relieved in my palms under the cold, clear sky after the snowfall.

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Ms. Marilyn. Thank you very much.





Mariko Kitakubo

Gods or Devils
at Mount Hakuba
will you
permit me to fly
in the air?

so happy
in the strong arms
of the updraft
I am lifted
into the Autumn sky

this flight time
of paragriding
I'd like
to stay in the sky
forever ...

fear and worry
beside a cloud in the
peace of nothingness

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