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,
Tanka Online Project,
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.

Scarlet Dragonfly Journal published "Under the Sun."

On June 23, an online poetry journal "Scarlet Dragonfly Journal" published "Under the Sun."  It is an English tanka & haiku sequence I created together with Ms. Debora P. Kolodji, my best friend haiku poet.

My sincere thanks to the editor, Ms. Kathleen Trocmet.


Under the Sun

early heat wave
the shade tree not yet
leafed out (D)

road mirage,
the wait for thunder–
a scoop of pistachio
ice cream (M)

earth baked
by relentless sun
my wide-brimmed hat (D)

high tide
tomorrow always
the shiny edge
of the field of vision (M)

aloe vera
the cool rub down after
of a heated argument (D)

the thorns
were young green
in Mallorca (M)

— by Deborah P Kolodji, USA / Mariko Kitakubo, Japan


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