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.

Scarlet Dragonfly Journal published "Sachet."

On June 24, an online poetry journal "Scarlet Dragonfly Journal" published "Sachet." It is an English linked verse with Ms. Sigrid Saradunn, Ms. Kath Abela Wilson, Ms. Taura Scott, Ms. Jackie Chou, and myself.

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



sunrise wedding
by the sea
wisteria bouquets
for bride and attendants
mother weeps at the sight

— Sigrid Saradunn, USA

does wisteria
weep as it droops
lavender tears
I catch in my hand
for my faraway friend

— Kath Abela Wilson, USA

over the archway
wisteria blossoms
caress my face
as I walk by

— Taura Scott, USA

again and again
the same walk just to feel
it’s silky touch its sachet
stays in my heart

— Kath Abela Wilson, USA

by the cloister
my mother was young
violet strands
how many springs ago

— Mariko Kitakubo, Japan

strolling through
a wisteria trellis
alone . . .
my mind somewhere
beyond my own reach

— Jackie Chou, USA


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