Kazuko Shiraishi Poems
- The Man With Fire In His Eyes There is fire in his ...
- Yellow Lake there you can fish tasteful fish come up on ...
- Gust one day suddenly it happens the sea calm till ...
- Regarding The Future The Do... Regarding the future the ...
- I Have Never Been Anything Lik... I have never been ...
- Little Planet This little planet begins to have a ...
- Sea, Land, Shadow Sea, land, shadow, Iwanuma the tsunami ...
Kazuko Shiraishi (白石 かずこ Shiraishi Kazuko?, born 1931) is a Japanese poet and translator who was born in Vancouver, Canada. She is a modernist, outsider poet who got her start in Katsue Kitazono's "VOU" poetry group, which led Shiraishi to publish her first book of poems in 1951. She read some of her poems at jazz performances. She has appeared at readings and literary festivals all over... more »
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The Man With Fire In His Eyes
There is fire in his eyes
When he stares at me intently I become hot
A cold heart and a chilled stomach
He has the African sun in his eyes
A man who has the pride of the Zulu royal family
The meat he roasted for me
In the oven in his kitchen in between revolutions
In the living room his one year old twins Ra and Re
Were taking turns crying
His eyes of fire gently soothing the children
Sing a lullaby
There was a moment the warm
Earth was warmed to the core and became happy
In the living...