camellia blooms hiding
in a deserted garden --
that colour of rouge
mother used to put on
A Single Flower: 100 Bilingual Tanka 2003-2014
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Kiyoko Ogawa is a Kyoto-born poet, essayist and academic. She has published five English and three Japanese books of poetry as well as a monograph on T.S.Eliot. Her recent publication is A Single Flower: 100 Bilingual Tanka 2003-2014.