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.

New Zealand poetry magazine "Kokako" posted " Inokashira Park"

The 36th issue of KOKAKO, a New Zealand poetry magazine, was delivered safely across the equator and through the sea where the first typhoon of this year moving northward.

It is a very precious thing in recent days when travel between countries is so difficult.

The fact that Ms. Deborah P Kolodji, an American Haiku poet, and myself, a Japanese Tanka poet, jointly created this sequence with the subject matter of Inokashira Park near my home gives this sequence a rich local and international flavor.

My sincere thanks to the editors, Ms. Patricia Prime and Ms. Margret Beverland.




Inokashira Park

empty swan boats
cherry blossoms
floating (D)

of the new canvas
to paint our time
spring again (M)

morning sun
sparkles on the lake
ducks gather (D)

they will fly to
skies and water
waterfowl (M)

cloud cover
we cross the bridge
into silence (D)

tell me
your folklore
newborn water
hidden spring
in the park (M)


Deborah P. Kolodji & Mariko Kitakubo

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