started online poetry reading

I started online poetry reading service using [PEPOZ]. I will read one tanka sequence or several tanka with a small talk in each service, which is 7-15 minutes long. Although [PEPOZ], free registration, is a service to whom understand Japanese language, and I am not so good at speaking English, Please have a try if you have got interested in.
You can see available service time from my top page of Japanese. Please push [日本語] and see the sidebar. For the time being acceptable payment is only credit cards.

today's tanka

sprays the color of the sea
the sun is getting
step by step


umi no irotsubu
taiyou ga
koku ikkoku to
ijiwaru ni naru

today's tanka

house of tanka
house of doll
house of primary
planted on the ground, or in the pot
soon the festival of the dead comes

from Listening to TWIGY

what's new

a new reading voice record has uploaded, from free poetry, Anti Countable.

This poem is a translation and you can read and here original Japanese version from the Japanese part of this site.

today's tanka

many me
left the world
one after one
then all of them
got out of sight

from scab of the sky

what's new

scab of the sky , a tanka sequence.

This work is originally an acrostic, but i ignored it when translated.

what's new

from inside "The Ferris Wheel" -- an essay from part 1 to 4 is completed at [essay]category.

reading voice of "latest tanka" has uploaded to [tanka reading (voice)] category. The template of this page is written in Japanese, but you can read and listen English as contents. The page contains embedded mp3 player, click the play button to hear my voice.

what's new

from inside "The Ferris Wheel" -- an essay is in progress at [essay(or diary)]category.

today's tanka

only be there
that's all i wish
i do not say
be happy, but
stay alive, please

tada soko ni
ireba iidesu
nareto iwanai
ikite kudasai

* originarl Japanese poem first published in "Les Papiers Cyans" February 2007 issue.

Old page was vanished.

A sudden stop of service has occurred to my website, where i had rent a free rental space.
So there is no longer then you cannot read my Japanese work there.
Enjoy this pages please.

Best Regards,
Kasumi Numatani

today's tanka

a blind man
got aboard on
a colorless cloud
then melted away
into cobalt blue of the sky

*first published in: Les Papiers Cyans February 2008 issue

today's tanka

like a torso
made with wire,
i stand
waiting for you
with my hair reflect a light

harigane de
dekita torso no
ayausa ni
hito wo machi ori
kami hikarasete

-- from a tanka sequence He

today's tanka

i telephone you
looking down
the pale sky
seeing a kite's back
which reflects the sunlight

aozora wo
miorosu basho de
denwa suru
tobi no se ni
hi no ataru wo mitutu

today's tanka

that is like
the way of mold
to breed over a wall
that a shape of nation
changes its frontier

kabi-rui ga
katsuro wo hiraku
yarikata de
kuni no katachi ga
nobi-chijimi suru