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Rain Tanka Poems | Tanka Poems About Rain

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

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In Strangler's Wood - tanka version

In forest dark where trees bend low
beneath a slice of half moon’s glow,
          silent shadows waver there,
          chilled by gusts of autumn air.

Quavering, as if afraid,
they fall on stumps from trees decayed.
     among those stumps the shadows creep
     and shroud a form that seems asleep.

Lightning flashes . . . Thunder peals.
A sight forlorn the light reveals
          a man, quite dead, in woolen coat,
          with scarf of death left on his throat.

The shadows saw, and now they quake,
lone witnesses in murder’s wake.
     They cannot speak, but if they could,
     they’d tell all travelers of the wood:

"We’re not the foe.  It’s one of you
that makes us tremble as we do.
          Although we loom and cause you fear,
          something worse is lurking here."

Then Thunder echoes in accord
as from the sky, cold rain is poured.
     And silent shadows start to shrink
     into a night of blackened ink.


At a dead man’s throat lies the rain drenched woolen scarf that stifled his screams. Cold Wind howls through decayed trees - witnesses in the shadows. For Debbie Guzzi's Metamorph Poetry Contest a rhyming poem changed to a tanka


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Out in a rainfall

Out in a rainfall;
Hopeful but woeful waters,
Pitifully falls...
Lightning wretchedly dances,
Thunders echoed and resound...


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'Showers'


the rain splashing down contemplation rear its head placid reminders lips tasting and exploring rain a distant memory
©160819092013 Inspired by the rainy weather in Cape Town


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T he Sky's Tears

Clouds cover the sun
endlessly they swirl around 
darker and darker 
the sky turns an inky black 
plip plip the firts rain drops fall


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Acid Rain in Erode

Grey heavenly skies
in reaction to her hurt
clouds so different
In cry, falls, penetration
acid rain erodes her so










http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/nature-13.php


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Long Rain

with my child
on my shoulder, i walk
in the long rain
carrying the heaviness
of shattered dreams