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Tanka Poems | Examples of Tanka Poetry

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

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List of Tanka Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategoriesDate Posted
Trust- tanka A. Sharma, Dr. UpmaTankacourage,irony,love,04/19/2014
Mossy Mask Sangawai, NeelamTankabetrayal,04/18/2014
Seashell Chess Tanka Udaeta, MelaniTankasea04/18/2014
Florida Sunset Tanka Udaeta, MelaniTankasun,04/18/2014
Premium Member Poem Moment of Decision-Tanka Parker, FredericTankafear,nature,04/18/2014
Snow White Kendrick, SaraTankafaith,nature,04/18/2014
Premium Member Poem The Cycle of Life-Tanka Mehta, Dr.RamTankalife,nature,04/18/2014
Premium Member Poem ALL YOUR WAYS Wood, DaveTankabeautiful,dance,dream,lon04/17/2014
Apricot Sunrise Kendrick, SaraTankanature,04/17/2014
Blossoms Tanka Kendrick, SaraTankanature,04/17/2014
Global Warming Tanka Devonshire, CarolynTankaangst,animal,easter,weath04/17/2014
Premium Member Poem A Sweet Suite Dietrich, AndreaTankafood,sweet,04/17/2014
sex - disaster for love yadav, avnesh Tankaemotions,sexy,youth,04/17/2014
Premium Member Poem Fox At Midnight Gorelick, BarbaraTankaanimal,night,04/17/2014
Premium Member Poem 'Itty Bitty Spring Guzzi, DebbieTankanature,04/16/2014
Premium Member Poem Antiques Dietrich, AndreaTankamother daughter,04/16/2014
Premium Member Poem TANKA Crisci, AndrewTankabird,spring,04/16/2014
'Family'Tanka Sangawai, NeelamTankarelationship,04/16/2014
Baby Tanka Ogilvie, IleaneTankababy,heaven,04/15/2014
Saturday Evening Kendrick, SaraTankalife,04/15/2014
Premium Member Poem FLIPPING MEMORIES onclaud, netteTankaage,memory,04/15/2014
Tanka Hummingbird Nance, CasarahTankanature,04/15/2014
The finches Tanka Cosentino, IvoTankaanimal,beautiful,beauty,b04/14/2014
FORBIDDEN LOVE TANKA De Torres, AiyaHTankadepression,love,romance,04/14/2014
Old Memories EM, RHOMATankaabsence,time,04/13/2014
Premium Member Poem COW TANKA Sirak, MontereyTankaanimal,friendship,04/13/2014
Heresy Rivenbark, A.E.Tankaanger,angst,betrayal,brea04/12/2014
Premium Member Poem Critter alarm tanka Roberts, SerenTankaanimal,04/11/2014
Premium Member Poem Masked Bandit-Critter Tanka Gorelick, BarbaraTankaanimal,04/11/2014
Instinctive Critter stephens, theresaTankaanimal,04/11/2014
Premium Member Poem BEAR WINTER APNEA Walker , Verlena S. Tankaanti bullying,desire,educ04/11/2014
Premium Member Poem Stones O., RubenTankaanniversary,business,04/10/2014
Dual Citizen horsman, harryTankahow i feel,04/10/2014
Oh If only horsman, harryTankanostalgia,04/09/2014
Face Value horsman, harryTankaemotions,04/07/2014
Premium Member Poem First Date O., RubenTankabird,04/05/2014
Premium Member Poem APRIL austin, daverTankaseasons,04/05/2014
Premium Member Poem Tanka 4 Unheard Chircop, CharmaineTankaabsence,abuse,04/03/2014
Premium Member Poem Five Lines or Less Dietrich, AndreaTankacelebrity,marriage,04/03/2014
Premium Member Poem Butter Me UP Ghali, EileenTankasilly,04/03/2014
CONFUSED Arowolo, olusegunTankaconfusion,fear,04/02/2014
Premium Member Poem balm Roberts, FrancineTankacolor,eve,04/02/2014
tanka 29-b Ueri, ChristineTankaabsence04/01/2014
Eve Odeh, RitaTankaart,04/01/2014
Premium Member Poem ITTY BITTY HOPE Wood, DaveTankabeauty,emotions,heart,met03/31/2014
Premium Member Poem THE FLYING WHEEL Crisci, AndrewTankafear,funny,03/31/2014
Premium Member Poem THE FLYING WHEEL Crisci, AndrewTankafear,identity,03/31/2014
repeating her vows Poteet, Reason A.Tankaaddiction,wisdom,03/31/2014
empty tank-a p.iNk, binibiningTankafeelings,loss,03/31/2014
Stolen Wedding Ring Devonshire, CarolynTankahusband,loss,03/31/2014
Premium Member Poem To have loved and lost Nguyen, NgocTankaheaven,lost,love,03/31/2014
Premium Member Poem Poem Potpourri Ghali, EileenTankapoems,poets,senses,03/31/2014
Premium Member Poem Tanka 3 About Crimea,Continents,and Butterflies Chircop, CharmaineTankaanalogy,butterfly,03/31/2014
noontime Casto, BanjoTankasummer,03/31/2014
Spread the Light De Torres, AiyaHTankacare,light,love,03/31/2014
My Problem Callus, PaulTankapride,03/31/2014
Premium Member Poem The Unspoken Ghali, EileenTankabaseball,love,words,03/31/2014
Premium Member Poem Sole Coin O., RubenTankaapril,03/31/2014
spring's essence floats Kendrick, SaraTankalove,03/31/2014
Premium Member Poem Tanka Contest entry Dietrich, AndreaTankalife,03/31/2014
Pun and Games Beam, JohnTankafun,games,humor,name,word03/30/2014
Premium Member Poem Wonderous heart Oyewole, AbdulhafeezTankacareer,deep,dream,heart,n03/30/2014
A Walk With You Carter, CindaTankagod,inspirational,jesus,o03/30/2014
Premium Member Poem still trying Susan, Black EyedTankadeath,grief,03/30/2014
Dishes In The Sink Carter, CindaTankainspirational,03/30/2014
Sandy Hook Poteet, Reason A.Tankaconflict,grief,03/29/2014
Premium Member Poem PORTRAIT OF SPOT austin, daverTankaanimal,03/29/2014
Premium Member Poem O Raintree of Steel Dom, MichaelTankaenvironment,03/29/2014
Premium Member Poem Life Goes On Gorelick, BarbaraTankaintrospection,03/28/2014
Premium Member Poem Tanka 2 about The Cherry Blossom and Life Chircop, CharmaineTankabereavement,birth,03/27/2014
Premium Member Poem Tanka 1 about Smudged Roses Chircop, CharmaineTankaabsence,books,break up,de03/27/2014
Premium Member Poem Whitewash INK-U-SCRIPT, PaceTankafaith,forgiveness,inspira03/27/2014
Premium Member Poem The Real Feel Maverick, JoeTankaday,03/27/2014
Roses Without Thorns Pettit, RobertTankaflower,fruit,mother,natur03/26/2014
Premium Member Poem Missing You Merryman, KimTankabereavement,miss you,03/25/2014
Premium Member Poem Trail Marker Richards, CarrieTankabird,lonely,longing,loss,03/25/2014
Premium Member Poem Firstborn Brother O., RubenTankabrother,03/24/2014
Premium Member Poem Tanka For Chris Wilson, DebTankahumor,joy,03/24/2014
Twilight Sabre, GabbyTankafarewell,sad,03/24/2014
Premium Member Poem Missing His Warmth Lindsey, CatieTankamissing you,nature,03/22/2014
Hello and Goodbye - itty bitty beharry, johnTankagoodbye,hello,life,march,03/22/2014
Premium Member Poem Sansai cornish, craigTankafamily,memory,nature,03/22/2014
arthritis Richards, SuzetteTankaage,family,mother daughte03/21/2014
Hurricanes love food Kiser, M. L. Tankanatural disasters,nature,03/19/2014
Earthquake Temper Tantrum Kiser, M. L. Tankaearth,earth day,natural d03/19/2014
Unaware of Sangawai, NeelamTankaage,death,nature,truth,03/17/2014
Falcon's Mistake Tanka beharry, johnTankaanger,bird,humorous,natur03/14/2014
Been five years today Rock Star, AgingTankaabsence,longing,love hurt03/12/2014
What Am I Galinta, LeonoraTankainspirational,03/12/2014
Premium Member Poem SPRING THAW austin, daverTankanature,03/10/2014
Premium Member Poem SPRING THAW austin, daverTankanature,03/10/2014
Premium Member Poem beckoning sun Roberts, FrancineTankaspring,03/10/2014
Premium Member Poem Time Won't Wait Wegman, MichaelTankaday,good night,life,morni03/08/2014
Premium Member Poem The Birth Of A Poem Gorelick, BarbaraTankawriting,03/08/2014
Rock pools Miller, MikeTankachildhood,03/04/2014
Premium Member Poem One Scene from One Movie Ryerson, TimTankacelebrity,funny,03/04/2014
Not Quite Enough Pettit, RobertTankamoney,03/02/2014
Premium Member Poem light years Richards, CarrieTankasun,time,03/01/2014
Premium Member Poem tweet 3, tanka 4 thirtyseven, scottTankamoon,02/28/2014
Premium Member Poem 'Being bipolar is like a rose' Nguyen, NgocTankadepression,hope,metaphor,02/28/2014