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Loss Tanka Poems | Tanka Poems About Loss

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

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And Crowns Crumbled to Dust

And Crowns Crumbled to Dust .. .. .. Bells of triumph clang, Fortresses fain to hail thee Men of valiant swords. Glories thence fell, crowns crumbled To dust.. no wailings were heard. . . The wind about thy sceptre howl and cry, Loft precipices trampled; Ruined rich piles of graves. ~ For Dr Ram Mehta's contest : "My Best Poem of the Year 2012" Forms : Tanka /Kimo For Russell Sivey's contest : " A Mesh of Forms" (4/10/2012)


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The Grand Staircase

Kept calling to him As he climbed the grand staircase Never knew he'd died I climbed but could never reach him Papa turned, smiled, waved good bye ~*~
BY: Annalise Brigham FOR: Michael's "Tanka Me A Dream" Contest


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Small Voices





                                         Standing in Heaven
                                  a small voice calling my name
                                          the image is small
                                     I'm sorry God needed me 
                                    my child who was not born




by Michael J Falotico
Dedicated to all who have
lost a child before or after
birth...


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Maybe in time

  

holding back the tears

reading an old love letter

it made me smile then

perhaps i should wait longer

they say that "time heals all wounds"...


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Sucker

kiss of venus fly trap 
suck the marrow from my bones,
encase my heart, secrete,
dissolve the myth of wings... 
death be true to death

*love,death or truth may be the sanctuary
  depending on the situation.


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NEVER TO RETURN



in huff of gray clouds

a ravaged kite disappears

losing speed mid-air


a string tumbles down from sky…

my lover never returns


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(c)



Susan Burch's Tanka Contest
21 mar 12



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night time's starlight moon

night time’s starlight moon
curdles the whey of longing
clouds mask heart’s desire
trembling arms reach out to you
train whistles haunt the captives
 


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Where now a Butterfly Sits

In innocent lie
Amidst the lightening dew
Poppies in mourning
She unknown, taken at will
Where now a butterfly sits










http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/loss-6.php


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paying respects

another deep breath
    of suffocating air
       passes the lump in my throat...
            I offer a Kleenex
                   to the woman beside me
           



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It was on June

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                While picking petals
                The supposed truth falls in vain
                                    act out of whimsy 
                A sad yellow disc floret 
                For beauty has been destroyed









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