once in a thousand years --
yet we are
the children of sea and
even protected by sea
Ribbons, 8:3, Winter 2012
Chinese Translation (Traditional)
Chinese Translation (Simplified)
Aya Yuhki was born and now lives in Tokyo. She started writing tanka more than thirty years ago and has expanded her interests to include free verse poetry, essay writing, and literary criticism. Aya Yuhki is Editor-in-Chief of The Tanka Journal published by the Japan Poets’ Society. Her works are featured on the homepage of the Japan Pen Club’s Electronic Library.