Contemprary Tanka Poet Mariko Kitakubo.

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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.

"red lights", an American tanka journal, published my Tanka sequence

"red lights", an American tanka journal, the editor and publisher Ms. Marilyn Hazelton, posted my tanka sequence in its Vol.18, No.2 June 2022.

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Ms. Marilyn. Thank you very much.




『Angel Talk』

Mariko Kitakubo

will you disappear, he asks,
yes, but let me stay with you
little bit more, I answer

he is 5
his pure and simple
question ...
as if a petal is dancing
and dancing

I think about
the silhouette
of death -
yes, we should go
without knowing when

I will
miss you
after my death
looking on this world
from afar

don't hurry please,
be in the shining mist
there are still wings
on your back

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