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Pets Tanka Poems | Tanka Poems About Pets

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

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What A Beauty

<                                    beneath swollen ..... moon
                                      in pasture of...... rolling hills
                                      standing  ....hind quarters
                                      a beautiful black ...... stallion
                                      simply took my breath ........ away

Entry For
Rick Parise's 
A Memory Of Beauty
Tanka Contest
G.L. All

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Swinging on a Star


cradled in baby’s breath clouds

rescued by sparrows

nestled in blanket of love

a “healing star”… just for you!

For Linda Marie, our Sweetheart’s Poetry Contest –Swinging on a Star

Gwendolen R.


*This poem describes the benefit we receive when caring for an injured or abandoned pet. When we reach out to help, often times we are the ones who receive the greatest healing! For my son, Julian, and his big big heart!

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my cats

where my cats lie
my leg is deep in slumber
pins and needles
I hardly feel
a loving touch

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even on cloudy days

chatter of bird song

   fills the morning air

        my alarm clock

I awaken to sunshine

     even on cloudy days

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view point


persuaded by time,
  clothed in rust, a sky reveals
    the hem of summer…
     round green hills are strewn with oaks
      as far as the eye can see….

kissing toes of a
 barn-red house, acres of grass
  stand at attention…
   John Deere rides the afternoon
    humming with satisfaction

under a pear’s shade 
 golden hound naps lazily …
  one eye slides open…
   for an occasional glance.... 
    on guard for squirrels who thieve


By Carrie Richards, for Francine's Contest: "the view"

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Haiku About Giraffes

she eats from treetops
faster than a lioness  
not a meal today

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beyond the glass

her tail twitches

her throat constricts with strange sounds

just beyond the glass

the wild birds in flight taunt her
the caged bird looks on amused

*Honey, the cat, sits at the window making strange, threatening
noises at the birds outside. ignoring the love bird in a cage less than a foot to her left

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in time

budgies chatter

and canaries sing

voices raised

welcoming Spring

while daffodils sway in time

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hidden behind

  the lovebird's pretty plumage

    is a squawky voice

the once curious cat

   hides underneath the bed

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Splashing Dog

(This is a Tanka:  Japanese poem of five lines, the first and third composed of five
syllables and the others seven. In Japanese, tanka is often written in one straight line,
but in English and other languages, we usually divide the lines into the five syllabic
units: 5-7-5-7-7.)

Splashing Dog
    by Amy Swanson

Great drops of water
     fly vigorously from him!
Black hair glistening
     he gallops through the river,
     stops only to shake himself!