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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.

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List of Tanka Poems

Note: The forms for these tanka poems were selected by the poet. Often poems are assigned the wrong form. Please confirm the accuracy of the poetic form before referencing the poem.


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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories
Premium Member Poem Sunflowers Martin, Thomas Tanka absence, bereavement, flower
Premium Member Poem Eternal Beauty Skelly, Delice Arleen Tanka art, beauty, romantic
Premium Member Poem Dunes Skelly, Delice Arleen Tanka art, beach, wind
Premium Member Poem Vultures of War Merryman, Kim Tanka death, war
Premium Member Poem Weeping for a Child Martin, Thomas Tanka child, cry, emotions, night
Premium Member Poem Harp Store Martin, Thomas Tanka appreciation, autumn, light, memory,
Premium Member Poem Black Forest Martin, Thomas Tanka bird, military, snow, winter
Cat Circus Kiser, M. L. Tanka animal, cat, pets
Premium Member Poem BEAUTY AGONY ETERNAL ETERNAL Rogers BLK PANTHER, VAL BROOKLYN Tanka angst, beauty
Premium Member Poem OUTSIDE-IN INSIDE-OUT, REBIRTH, EARTH'S TIME SHARES, Quinlan, Diane M Tanka birth, creation, dark, death,
Premium Member Poem Hobby Farmer Martin, Thomas Tanka anger, autumn, grief, tree
Premium Member Poem Suddenly Surfacing Martin, Thomas Tanka lost, poems
Premium Member Poem Baby Rabbits Martin, Thomas Tanka animal, baby, beauty, feelings,
Premium Member Poem Black Balloons Martin, Thomas Tanka anger, black african american,
Premium Member Poem Queen's Birthday Quinlan, Diane M Tanka birth, birthday, celebration, dad
Premium Member Poem RAILS Quinlan, Diane M Tanka farewell, nostalgia
Premium Member Poem STREAM RUNS DEEP Quinlan, Diane M Tanka destiny
Premium Member Poem Before Martin, Thomas Tanka feelings, happy
Premium Member Poem Doomsday Martin, Thomas Tanka death, destiny, earth
Premium Member Poem not here Martin, Thomas Tanka bereavement, betrayal, insect, song
Premium Member Poem Tempest Skelly, Delice Arleen Tanka bird, ocean, sea
Premium Member Poem Timed Moments,Wheels And Cogs Quinlan, Diane M Tanka time
Premium Member Poem Cruising Along The Waves, Burn,Tick-tock Quinlan, Diane M Tanka fire, sea
Premium Member Poem Stained Windows Martin, Thomas Tanka art, bible
Premium Member Poem The Chaplain Martin, Thomas Tanka appreciation, death, war
Silent harmony May, Joseph Tanka life
Premium Member Poem Bluejay Martin, Thomas Tanka bird, death, feelings
Premium Member Poem Origami Boat Skelly, Delice Arleen Tanka lost love, love hurts,
Premium Member Poem Intelligence Bateman, Gary Tanka allegory, growth, imagination, inspirational,
Premium Member Poem Stupidity Bateman, Gary Tanka allegory, depression, discrimination, emotions,
Premium Member Poem Up Late Martin, Thomas Tanka appreciation, beach, beauty, moon,
Premium Member Poem Autumn Petersen Potter, Dorian Tanka autumn, color, nature, seasons
Universal threads - Lexi May, Joseph Tanka mystery
Premium Member Poem sleeping Martin, Thomas Tanka blessing, environment, nature
Premium Member Poem SMOKED EYES Quinlan, Diane M Tanka truth
Premium Member Poem NEW DISCOVERIES Quinlan, Diane M Tanka conflict
Premium Member Poem Dreams Wander Quinlan, Diane M Tanka dream, flower
Premium Member Poem Youth Minister Martin, Thomas Tanka emotions, feelings, religion, spiritual,
Sea poetry Dom, Michael Tanka poems, poetry, sea
Premium Member Poem Balzac Martin, Thomas Tanka books, fun, old, writing
Premium Member Poem My Father Martin, Thomas Tanka absence, appreciation, death, father
Premium Member Poem Summer Night Martin, Thomas Tanka desire, girl, husband, love,
Premium Member Poem The Forest Skelly, Delice Arleen Tanka inspirational, nature, spring
Letting Go Miller, Mike Tanka bereavement, lost love
Premium Member Poem The Red Truck Martin, Thomas Tanka bio, childhood, memory
Premium Member Poem Festive Mother's Day Passage Sankey-Lewis, Iris Tanka bio
Miracle Sticks Kiser, M. L. Tanka art, poetry, winter, words
Premium Member Poem The Woodlands Martin, Thomas Tanka beauty, bird, flower, lost
Premium Member Poem Golden Gorse Skelly, Delice Arleen Tanka inspirational, summer, sun, uplifting
Premium Member Poem Southern Plantations Petersen Potter, Dorian Tanka america, history, home, house
Premium Member Poem Blush Merryman, Kim Tanka love, rose
Premium Member Poem Green Ananconda Staton, Valerie Tanka animal, death, food, water
Premium Member Poem Praying Mantis Staton, Valerie Tanka food, insect
Premium Member Poem Crespuscular Rays Staton, Valerie Tanka blue, kiss, sea, sun
Premium Member Poem Sea Slaps Shore Staton, Valerie Tanka anger, sea, sky
Premium Member Poem Cantankerous Pup Staton, Valerie Tanka animal, dog
Premium Member Poem Rabindranath Tagore--1861-1941 Martin, Thomas Tanka appreciation, deep, growth, may,
bluish flowers Ward, Julia Tanka boat, flower
Premium Member Poem Caring Hands Sankey-Lewis, Iris Tanka bio
Premium Member Poem Joy Bateman, Gary Tanka allegory, celebration, dream, feelings,
the estuary Ward, Julia Tanka river, weather
Premium Member Poem Despair Bateman, Gary Tanka allegory, change, courage, emotions,
Premium Member Poem Great Blue Heron Martin, Thomas Tanka appreciation, beautiful, bird, blue,
Premium Member Poem Man in the Moon Martin, Thomas Tanka beauty, childhood, moon, stars
Memories Medida, Jonathan Tanka happiness, heart, love, love
Premium Member Poem Pickup Line For Contest Martin, Thomas Tanka baseball, humorous
Premium Member Poem Lovebugs Roper, Eve Tanka april, car, may
Premium Member Poem A Mothers Ears Roper, Eve Tanka children, mother, senses
Premium Member Poem The Drawing Board Sankey-Lewis, Iris Tanka bio
Weathered Heart Miller, Literrius Tanka beautiful, deep, desire, emotions,
At the Track Harris, Rochelle Tanka car, funny, humorous, race
Premium Member Poem Blessed Mother And The Lamb Of God Roper, Eve Tanka spiritual
blackbird Ward, Julia Tanka bird
Premium Member Poem Mitakuye Oyasin Martin, Thomas Tanka angst, girlfriend, hurt
ice Ward, Julia Tanka art, winter
Premium Member Poem tanka 10 Geiger, Paul Tanka humorous
Sensual Senses in a Tanka Harris, Rochelle Tanka imagery, love, senses, sensual,
Premium Member Poem When She Walks Fraser, James Tanka beauty, cute love, desire,
Premium Member Poem Stepping Stones Ackerson, Mark Tanka beauty, death, life, nature
School Life Dombroski, Timothy Tanka dream, education
Premium Member Poem Friends Meeting House Martin, Thomas Tanka age, analogy, christian, inspiration
Svelte Ward, Julia Tanka beach, sexy
The Courtiers Letter leake, kevin Tanka longing, love, lust
parched Ward, Julia Tanka nature
Falling Leaves Ward, Julia Tanka nature, weather
Premium Member Poem I, Icon Roper, Eve Tanka desire, image
Rain Dance Udaeta, Melani Tanka nature, rain
Premium Member Poem I, Courtesy Icon Haight, Sandra Tanka inspirational, wisdom
Premium Member Poem Scars on the Heart Fraser, James Tanka beauty, future, love, people,
Pastel Fields Kiser, M. L. Tanka flower, nature, rose, spring
PROFESSOR Ram Krishna, Singh Tanka depression
edelweiss Ward, Julia Tanka flower, mountains, snow
Premium Member Poem Cambridge Time Martin, Thomas Tanka bio, girlfriend, summer
Premium Member Poem London Time Martin, Thomas Tanka autumn, bio, i miss
Seesaw Ward, Julia Tanka relationship
Black Squirrel -Tanka- Jones, Cynthia Tanka beautiful
petrel Ward, Julia Tanka bird, christian, sea
Premium Member Poem BOXES austin, daver Tanka conflict
Hard Workers Kiser, M. L. Tanka angel, animal, nature, spiritual
Premium Member Poem Tanka 4 Gibson, Faye Tanka beauty, moon, night, tree