Visual poems by hiromi suzuki
"When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother, what will I be
Will I be pretty, will I be rich
Here's what she said to me."
Doris Day sings in Que Sera Sera.
"I hope she'll be a fool — that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool."
Daisy tells these words to her little daughter in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.
We wish upon a shooting star.
I wonder what my desire is.
To be rich? To be happy? To be famous?
Now I know the meteor is a fireball as the dust of the universe.
I wish I were a dolly star.
~ hiromi suzuki
hiromi suzuki is an illustrator, poet, artist living in Tokyo, Japan. A contributor to the Japanese poetry magazine "gui" (run by members of the Japanese "VOU" group of poets, founded by the late Kitasono Katue). Author of Ms. cried, 77 poems by hiromi suzuki (kisaragi publishing, 2013 ISBN978-4-901850-42-1). Her works are published internationally in Otoliths, BlazeVOX, Empty Mirror, Experiment-O, M58, DATABLEED, Black Market Re-View, Burning House Press, h&, BRAVE NEW WORD magazine, DODGING THE RAIN, Jazz Cigarette, TAPE HISS zine, The Arsonist Magazine, MOONCHILD MAGAZINE, Angry Old Man Magazine, Coldfront Magazine, 3:AM Magazine, NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2015 / 2017, and Poem Brut at Rich Mix London 2017, amongst other places. New book of visual poetry 'logbook' (ISBN 978-1-9999153-0-8) was launched by Hesterglock Press in March, 2018.
web site: hiromisuzukimicrojournal.tumblr.com