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

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Frameless Sky published "Stormy"

On June 23, a poetry video journal "Frameless Sky" published "Stormy."

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. Chrissi Villa.


Frameless Sky Issue 16



spring snow
or petals of sakura
falling falling
like ashes
in Ukraine (M)

trains going west
a child’s stuffed bear
stares out the window (D)

whose uniform. . .
a sunflower sprout
comes out
of the camouflage
pocket (M)

the caws of crows
footage of survivors
underground (D)

searching for
better days...
repeated invasions
in our layered
past (M)

petal storm
is there a chance
for peace? (D)

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


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