Thursday, May 14, 2015

Kiyoko's Sister

This is Mitsuyo Shibata Tao, Kiyoko Tokutomi's sister, 
during one of the commemorative events recently held 
in celebration of the 40 Anniversary 
of the founding of the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society.
Kiyoko was not without family during her adult life in California.
Two of her sisters lived nearby, with their families.
as well as other member's of Kiyoshi's family,
who were from this area. (Photo by Patricia Machmiller.)

Nobody visits
and here I am wishing to share
this crushed ice
Kiyoko Tokutomi

with its redwoods
springing to their full heights
the mountain laughs
Kiyoko Tokutomi

From Kiyoko's Sky
Brooks Books, 2002,pages 105 and 88.

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