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.

"Dashboard Horus" published two sequences

Two sequences that Ms. Deborah P. Kolodji and I composed have been published in the online poetry magazine "Dashboard Horus: A Bird's Eye View of the Universe".

My sincere thanks to the editor, Marie C Lecrivain.

Click here to view our sequences on "Dashboard Horus: A Bird's Eye View of the Universe" website.





by Deborah P Kolodji and Mariko Kitakubo

tourists pose
by the thunder gate
jinrika-sha (D)

cherry petals
were dancing
at Senso-ji
together in the photo
us with incense smoke (M)

red-faced in the wind
of a spring day
paper lantern (D)

a couple
of Nioh watches us
since we visited
sweet rain
of Asakusa (M)

my last package
of Matcha sweet treats
empty suit cases (D)

am I
happy liveliness
from that April
pale blue sky (M)

© 2022 Deborah P Kolodji & Mariko Kitakubo


Meiji Jingu

by Deborah P Kolodji & Mariko Kitakubo

sun on the water
an egret meditates
in the shrine garden (D)

shining circles
around us
like waterfowl,
our thankful prayer (M)

I write my heart
too soon for irises
in the inner garden (D)

the leaf
looks like a sword ...
please don't bring us
another war (M)

crossing the bridge
I am lost
in the forest (D)

how many Torii
did I go thorough?
the next gate
will be welcoming (M)

© 2022 Deborah P Kolodji & Mariko Kitakubo


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