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Tada Chimako
Tada Chimako
Born in 1930 in Kita-Kyūshū City, Fukuoka, Japan, Tada Chimako spent most of her youth in Tokyo, during the tumultuous years of the second World War...
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Other Tankas
A Spray of Water: Tanka [one narcissus]
by Tada Chimako
A Spray of Water: Tanka [the hot water in]
by Tada Chimako
A Spray of Water: Tanka [the round spoon]
by Tada Chimako
Person of the Playful Star: Tanka [I listen to songs]
by Tada Chimako
Tanka
by Sadakichi Hartmann
Tanka Diary [Awakened too early on Saturday morning]
by Harryette Mullen
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Person of the Playful Star: Tanka [there is a hole at]

 
by Tada Chimako
translated by Jeffrey Angles

Person of the Playful Star: Tanka [there is a hole at]
there is a hole at
the end of night
a secret
surrounded by red
road construction lamps






From The Forest of Eyes by Tada Chimako, translated by Jeffrey Angles. Copyright 2010 by Tada Chimako and Jeffrey Angles. Used by permission of University of California Press. All rights reserved.
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