Kazuko Shiraishi

(1931 / Canada)

Kazuko Shiraishi Poems

1. My Tokyo 10/24/2014
2. Uluru 10/24/2014
3. Sea, Land, Shadow 10/24/2014
4. Little Planet 10/24/2014
5. I Have Never Been Anything Like Pink 10/24/2014
6. Regarding The Future The Donkey 1/20/2003
7. Gust 10/24/2014
8. Yellow Lake 10/24/2014
9. The Man With Fire In His Eyes 10/24/2014

Comments about Kazuko Shiraishi

  • Doren Robbins Doren Robbins (2/18/2005 1:44:00 AM)

    Her connection to the world and the cosmos, her compassion, is implicit to mystical thinking. This is clearly evidenced in her recent poems 'The Afternoon of the Sheep' and 'The Wild Pigs of Kalimantan' from her new collection Let Those Who Appear. This compassion is present in the later poem especially when, after recounting the terror of the wild pigs caught in a forest fire caused by humans, she feels the helpless tragedy of their experience:
    The wild pigs are walking this way crashing through
    My notebook plunging their burnt
    Black hooves of grains into my heart. (9)

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Best Poem of Kazuko Shiraishi

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
Get warm
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
Was delicious
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...

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