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.

Tanka Society of America Winter 2022 Volume 18, Number 1







life is life
including death...
a dead branch
is the main poet
at the tea house





Waiting Here

Mariko Kitakubo, Tokyo, Japan
Kath Abela Wilson, Pasadena, CA

the sound
of "Someday"
makes me cry
vague rainbow...
can we meet again?

setting the table
of "Somewhere"
our favorite wine
remembered dishes
make me smile

your plate
was spring green
mine was white
from that Atlantic beach
in Portugal

across the Pacific
I see a hundred cups
to be filled to the brim
with our future

harvest moon
in Tokyo, Inokashira Park
without you
opening red wine
for moon-viewing

waiting here
on our balcony
with a glass of hope
you arrive pure and round

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