Tanka Poems | Examples of Tanka Poetry

Tanka Poems. Below are examples of tanka poems. This list of poems in the tanka form of poetry is made of PoetrySoup member poems. PoetrySoup is a great resource for examples of tanka poems or a list of tanka poetry. These examples illustrate what tanka poems look like and its form. There is also a link below to the definition of tanka and a page where you can discuss it.

List of Tanka Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem FANTASY DELETES PAIN White, Darren Tanka pain, poetry
Beauty of Words Herlihy, John Tanka beauty
The Aging Tree Herlihy, John Tanka nature
dust on the night road Foster, Gail Tanka beauty, light, night, solitude,
Twilight Space Herlihy, John Tanka nature
Day's End Herlihy, John Tanka nature
Premium Member Poem Detonating Dynamite Henderson, Steven Tanka love, peace
Original Blossom Deveins Dark Sorrow Alhemaidy, Abdullah Tanka adventure, purple, sunshine
ludicrous caligula Foster, Gail Tanka america, metaphor, political, power,
Twilight Plot Herlihy, John Tanka nature
Trust Herlihy, John Tanka nature, trust
Premium Member Poem Stillness Of Night Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka introspection
Premium Member Poem On Into The Night Henderson, Steven Tanka appreciation, devotion, forgiveness, love
Dementia Miller, Mike Tanka age, devotion, feelings, loneliness,
Premium Member Poem Love Is In The Air Tonight Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka love, valentines day
Premium Member Poem Peck Kiss Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka love
Their Car Alhemaidy, Abdullah Tanka bullying, hate, racism
Wise or Foolish Raburn, Kristie Tanka adventure, travel, truth
Timer Dings Raburn, Kristie Tanka chocolate, memory, remember
The Space Between Bosa, Diana Tanka absence, blue, loneliness, love,
Butterfly Effect Capitano, Phil Tanka love, metaphor
Premium Member Poem Lucid Dreams Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka fantasy
Twist Of Fate Faries, Marissa Tanka angst, dark, destiny, love
Restless beast Miljkovic, Davor Tanka dream, heart, imagination, inspiration,
Super Glue Faries, Marissa Tanka abuse, angst, bullying, child
Premium Member Poem Blustery Morning Calasibetta, Paulette Tanka imagery, morning, nature
doves of stars, a tanka for new year's eve Foster, Gail Tanka bird, new year, night,
Bold Rough Alhemaidy, Abdullah Tanka hate
Wow Flow In Winter Alhemaidy, Abdullah Tanka beauty, best friend, blessing
New Year Tests Kannan, Supraja Tanka blessing
Premium Member Poem Closing Cycles Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka feelings
Premium Member Poem dAddY Smith, Arlene Tanka christmas, dad, love
Premium Member Poem Loved to Death Smith, Arlene Tanka daughter, death, love, parents,
All A Matter Of Character Faries, Marissa Tanka character, growing up, growth,
Cordial Faries, Marissa Tanka dedication, meaningful, nice, social,
Au Naturel Faries, Marissa Tanka beauty, body, health, inspiration,
You Think You Know Everything, But You Don't Faries, Marissa Tanka allusion, anger, anti bullying,
Rain Your Love Upon Me Faries, Marissa Tanka god, humanity, love, metaphor,
Desert Cardinal Alhemaidy, Abdullah Tanka adventure, beauty, bird, flower,
Premium Member Poem WHAT IS BEAUTY Strand, Brian Tanka beauty, eulogy
Infinite Ocean Faries, Marissa Tanka allusion, beautiful, humanity, love,
Truly A Blessing Faries, Marissa Tanka blessing, happiness, love, relationship,
Premium Member Poem Merry Christmas Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka christmas
Diary Of A Girl Faries, Marissa Tanka allusion, break up, heartbreak,
Simple and Deep Alhemaidy, Abdullah Tanka romance
Night Fantasy Dutta, Anisha Tanka fantasy, night
Moon Spoon Dutta, Anisha Tanka moon
Shattered love Adams, Bruce Tanka desire, feelings, love
Premium Member Poem Each Day Is A New Page Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka feelings
Calm Lake Alhemaidy, Abdullah Tanka adventure, mirror, moon, silence,
Premium Member Poem ONE OF MY EARLY POEMS Rogers BLK PANTHER, VAL BROOKLYN Tanka nature, spring
Premium Member Poem The Schoolroom Ward, Julia Tanka child abuse, children, teacher
Playful And Sily sikazwe, gerry Tanka betrayal
tanka as poetry hansen, jan oskar Tanka courage, crush, daffodils, depression,
Premium Member Poem Lonely night Jumbo, Sandison Tanka desire, loneliness, lonely, longing,
Premium Member Poem One coin - two sides Jumbo, Sandison Tanka love, myth, scary
Bound Williams, Jason Tanka boyfriend, kiss, love, romance,
Pars Fortunae Faries, Marissa Tanka angel, courage, encouraging, heaven,
Premium Member Poem Redemption Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka feelings
Jewel Of A Friend Faries, Marissa Tanka best friend, how i
A Confectioner's Love Faries, Marissa Tanka candy, cute love, food,
Premium Member Poem Five Days To Your Marriage Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka farewell, feelings, wedding
Premium Member Poem Secret Look Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka feelings
Premium Member Poem My Fondest Memory Dietrich, Andrea Tanka longing, lost love
Quiet Storm May, Joseph Tanka snow, winter
loss of faith hansen, jan oskar Tanka cool, crazy, cute love,
Sour Apple Faries, Marissa Tanka allusion, angst, deep, fruit,
Jelly Bean Roses Faries, Marissa Tanka candy, food
Help me find her Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
She follows me Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
TO RETURN Dutta, Anisha Tanka hope, passion, philosophy
The dark side Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
Africans Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
Meet me in the veld Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
Premium Member Poem the final chapter Henderson, Charles Tanka angst
Scissors Bosa, Diana Tanka dark, destiny, love, mythology,
tanka hansen, jan oskar Tanka butterfly, career, child, christian
You must please me Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
To heaven Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
The world continues Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
This night Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
Premium Member Poem Zephyr of November Ibeh, Edward Tanka autumn, longing, november, wind
Dance of the Blades 10-8-16 Usvart, Hellig Tanka friend, sports
Weighing On Your Mind Faries, Marissa Tanka angst, depression, emotions, grief,
Learn Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
Don't tell her sons Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
Blessed Continents different languages Jackson, Patrice Trice Tanka earth, inspirational, international, language,
Premium Member Poem On the Fault Line Dietrich, Andrea Tanka earth
Premium Member Poem Cork Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka feelings
HOME TOWN Dutta, Anisha Tanka home, how i feel
What i can see Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
Nationalism Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
Patriotism Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
The dead speak to us Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
Premium Member Poem The Rain Callus, Paul Tanka language
Premium Member Poem Gourd Dipper Martin, Thomas Tanka dream, inspiration, poems, water
I Want Your Smile James, Just Tanka kiss, love
Minerva In Nirvana Faries, Marissa Tanka fantasy, magic, mythology, nature
Mary Jane Faries, Marissa Tanka allusion, drug, metaphor, nonsense,
First Day of Fall Scott, Hannah Tanka autumn