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Holiday Tanka Poems | Tanka Poems About Holiday

These Holiday Tanka poems are examples of Tanka poems about Holiday. These are the best examples of Holiday Tanka poems written by international PoetrySoup poets

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A Halloween birthday Tanka

Oh Halloween babe
born under October's moon
weave with forlornment
your bewitching adornment
of a harvest leaf festoon.

Faces in pumpkins
awake memories of when
the children were young;
and "Trick-or-Treat!" rung
the holiday season in.

Scorpio woman
wipe away your wistful tear
and tend to the craft
of your birthday draught
to toast your forty-first year.























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gunmetal clouds

gunmetal clouds part
and sunlight streams on a hill
that holds poppy wreaths 
      the wet cenotaph now gleams
      while a vet faces its glare   


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Cool Blue

Frosted white branches

   garlanded in silver and

       d r i p p i n g   i c i c l e s. . . . 

            Crystalline lights are turned on.

                  My new tree shimmers cool blue.


(only new one not used in a Dec. contest yet)


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Easter egg hunt

through the tall grass

and under trees and shrubs

little hands grab

at hidden treasures

the Easter bunny was busy


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TORN POINSETTIAS



this long sojourn...

   prelude to Christmas week

          on lake, quiet

             holding torn poinsettias

and brother's ashes



Not So Happy Holidays Contest

~ Contempary




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Christmas in July Alone

A summer abroad
Homesick for my family
Silent nights abound
Building a snowman from sand  
My loneliness melts away...


8/2/12
for Gail's "christmas magic" contest


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Candy Cane

Red and white stripes round
and round the long shepherd's crook
sweet and refreshing
the first one of the season
most certainly not the last.


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Hung My Christmas Sock

Hung my Christmas sock
Darned neatly for the mantel
So Santa could leave
Nuts, fruit maybe peppermint 
Winter often harshly cold

Never wanted much
Just a big red tricycle
To ride my sister
Around on the long front porch
Red tricycle was missing

Dad quickly vanished
Had owner to open store 
On Christmas morning
Santa left it on front porch
Could not stuff into stocking

Copyright © 2011 By Caryl S. Muzzey


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My Valentine Gift

My Valentine Gift


For my valentine,
The focus of my desire.
Marquis diamond,
Twenty-four karats of fire,
You make fire and ice glisten.



Original poem written for the contest:
“My Valentine Gift” - ¤¤ 7th Place ¤¤
Syllable count - 5/7/5/7/7
Rhyming scheme - abcbc


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TELEVISION WATCH

TELEVISION WATCH

no catastrophe
it’s two thousand and thirteen
everything survived
faulty mayan chicken bones?
or just a few days delay?

i’m watching TV
and the noisy times square crowd
counting the seconds
watching the huge ball descend
58 -9- and –midnight!

the old year is gone
it’s two thousand and thirteen
so? how should i feel
with the noise and confetti
wasted by eighty-three years?

i must shrug
aware of horns and fireworks
my cats running round
then there is this sudden hush
i yawn  - stretch – snap the TV


Seriously. This is just me. Y'all have a great New Year.
Love, daver



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The Best Gift



    A magical gift

    after all the people leave

    all the presents gone

    the fireplace burning low

    i love you the best grandma...


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All Hallows Eve

leaves drift to the ground,
red and gold litter the street,
as ghouls come out to play,
one night a year;
All Hallows Eve!


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THE PUMPKIN SHUFFLE

"THE PUMPKIN SHUFFLE" MIDNIGHT CHIMES MISTY PUMPKIN SHUFFLE SWINGS EERIE SMILING GLOWING SMILES ROLLING ROUND HAUNTED CASTLE DRACULA SMELLS PUMPKIN PIE. JACK-O-LANTERNS STRUT HIDE AND SEEK SO KNIFE WON'T CUT RAVENS FANCY FEAST PUMPKIN PATCH HIDES MASQUERADE VAMPY THIRSTS FOR MARMALADE. PUMPKINS PINCH MOIST SOIL OVEN HEAT BEGINS TO BOIL SCOOPING INSIDES OUT YUMMY SWEET TREAT TASTES SO GOOD PUMPKINS SHUFFLE 'NEATH CAPED HOOD.


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'Share Valentine's with me'



I have no flowers scanty words across your screen embrace my folly even if just for today and share Valentine’s with me To: All the soupers who gets my weird soh From : Me (Wilma) :-)
©130220121425


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Christmas Eve

The new sign is up.
Although our name is spelled wrong,
Santa Clause will still
find us because he knows the
gingermen will be waiting.


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Perfect Christmas



A perfect Christmas
colored stockings by the fire
cookies on a plate
a visit from old Saint Nick
family and friends gather here...


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out of sync

hysterical lights
flash out of sync from her tree....

she can't remember
laughter in the snow,
only a grave beneath it






______________________
For Contest: Sad Tanka
Sponsored by Andrea and Susan


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Wishes for Magic

Wishes for magic
stored in an innocent mind.
Stockings on mantles,
sharing Christmas joy and mirth,
never happened in our home.

Connie Marcum Wong © December 5, 2011 

For Russell Sivey’s Christmas Stockings Tribute


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Upon the Tree

Scent of the pine boughs stir thoughts of his first Christmas… Today, his large hand fondles the tiny snowman that says “Welcome Home, Grandson” Inside one snowglobe a replica of full house Cars fill the driveway… The wind-up music box plays my wish of “Joy to the World” Footsteps long silenced… Cookie crumbs litter the rug a new puppy naps… Needles are dropping, and lone shiny globe says “Contentment”
……………………………………………….. For Linda Marie’s Contest: “Santa’s Surprise” By Carrie Richards 12/30/11


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Halloween Haunted House

There’s an old mansion On top of an eerie hill Where path runs crooked And candles are lit inside Where ghosts triumphantly float The place exudes hate An evil holds firm within Manor feels desperate Bats gloat of their great catches And black cats find their mice here The place warns of fear By Jack-O-Lanterns hither Lit with dark presence They guard the cemetery That envelopes the front porch No trick or treaters Come by this mansion at night For even the devil Avoids the creepiness here Pain and suffering present Spiders live nearby Capturing the larger prey Trees are dead, spooky Set off fear beyond the grave A Halloween haunted house
Russell Sivey Entrant into ~ SKAT ~'s "Tanka me this, Tanka me that, Tanka me any poem you want :-) " contest 10/6/2012


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Bare Mantel

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                                                 Never was there one
                                        A stocking hung with care for me
                                                    Only simple tree
                                          Mostly placed  was gift or two
                                              Love abided simple food

Sponsor:Russel Sivey
Contest:Christmas Stockings Tribute
Date: December 05, 2011
Written by: Sara Kendrick


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Blue

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                                                      Blue Ocean Water
                                                Softly touch blue horizon
                                                  Great blue Heron flies

                                           Great Blue Heron camouflaged
                                                  Easy fishing jolt attack



Contest: "blue"
For: Francine Roberts
Written by: Sara Kendrick


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A Spiritual Christmas Gifts to You

              A jolly old man
  Who makes your wishes come true
            A joy of Christmas
    Brings such special gifts to you
      She waits for him patiently

          Underneath the tree
  Sprinkled with faith and hope too
               My love is a gift
     Two are kindness and giving
       Three is a promise to you

           I give you my heart
        Filled with a decoration
             Now and forever
         A sweet communication
         Near to me or far apart

           Yolaine Armitage
                12/17/11


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Magical-Snowy Dust

Three Christmas wishes
That I sent to Santa Claus:
Happiness to stay
The sounds of children laughing
Friends and family all day –

What was my surprise?
An ornament on the tree
Sparkling robust.
Its tiny door and windows
Held magical-snowy dust –

With eyes opened wide,
I gleaned wisdom from his note.
“Happiness shall stay,
Joy shall fill your loving heart
Compassions-service each day!”

© December 26, 2011
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

Written for Poetry Soup Member Contest: SANTA'S SURPRISE" 
Sponsor	Linda-Marie The Sweetheart of P.S.


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Where Fear Expounds

The freezing front porch Holds many Jack-O-Lanterns Glowing with great pride Flooding the front porch with light For this very special night Witches fly about In the air with their old brooms Sure to curse someone With their evil laugh they have They work very late at night Black cats prowl the porch Looking for those who fear them They find some victims Over by the neighbors door A fear composed on this night This time of the year Where it’s cold and fear expounds People walk the streets Looking just for something sweet All this on Halloween night
Russell Sivey