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Tanka: two attempts

thunder shakes the walls
lights flicker and fade to black
as darkness seeps in
  I close my eyes and think of
  the sunshine on his face

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the whole house vibrates 
with every thunderous strike 
rain pounds on the roof 
  outside the glistening window 
  daffodils and tulips grow 


*This is not for entering in a contest.  I'll take any feedback, I'm just learning the form. Thanks :)  


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DEATH ON A SPRING DAY

DEATH ON A SPRING DAY

Death on a spring day
Outside all is bright and clear
He feels none of it
He dreams of fond times
Love    the dream world puppeteer



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Spring Affair

her face growing old
lines of her eyes, ancient trees.
young lovers are  lost
her branches bend with spring tears.
young rain seeps deep in the wood.


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Green

Green of early spring Brings freshness to the senses. Scents galore prevail When sunshine defeats darkness And God’s glory reigns supreme. For Andrea’s Tanka me a Colour contest, 11th May. 2013


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Flowers of Spring

Frühlingsblumen / Flowers of Spring / Flores de primavera   

Tage sind länger
Und Frühlingsblumen blühen
In den Vorgärten

An einer Linde am Fluss
Klopft nur ein Specht seinen Takt



Days are longer
And spring flowers are blooming
In the front gardens

A linden tree by the river
Only a woodpecker beats his beat



Días son más largos
Flores de primavera florescen
En los jardines 

Un árbol de tilo al río
Sólo un pájaro carpintero golpea a su ritmo


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fragrant

petals fall down

drifting on a spring breeze

to blanket the ground

reminiscent of the snow

but fragrant to the senses


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-drainpipes rattle on - Tanka

drainpipes rattle on
as the downpour cleans the walk
papier-mâché news
so much for coupons
today is full price


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Itty Bitty Spring

snowy daffodils 
bend under the chill blanket
sunrise uncovers
The radiators still ping
April is disguised as March


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beckoning sun

along the roadside
the melting snow lays in clumps
I breathe in fresh air
walking towards a new Spring
the warm sun beckons me on


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It's Spring Again

Spring has come again.
It’s time to visit good friends.
Get off of your butt.
Lay laziness aside man.
Dance and prance and make romance.


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a spring storm

a spring storm rises wind,thunder, pouring rain, hail rain dances all night beaten tulips petals fall velvet path to the garden


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Messengers of Spring

Boten des Frühlings / Messengers of Spring / Mensajeros de la primavera   

Boten des Frühlings
Margeriten, Löwenzahn
Dicht bei der Straße 

Und Hummeln im Freudenflug
Über dem Blütenteppich



Messengers of spring
Marguerites, dandelions
Close to the road

Bumblebees in joyous flight
Over the flower carpet



Mensajeros primaveral
Margaritas, dientes de león
Cerca de la calle

Abejorros en vuelo alegre
Sobre la alfombra de flores 


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Spring Comes Shining

Crystal images
Sparkle on the dew-kissed blooms
Painted skies above
Spring comes to dazzle again
Wraps us up in renewal



for contest"Wow Me In 5 Lines"
sponsored by Francine Roberts


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The Forest

Fern and bluebell thrive Dense trees forging green shelter Footpaths meander. Mystery at every turn Gnarled roots display nature's art. Forest canopy Dappled sunlight and shadow Rustling undergrowth Spring is stirring steadily Epiphany of nature.
Delice 11th May2015 "All rights reserved"


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SPRING THAW

SPRING THAW

what a sorry sight
the poor drowned grass muddied o’er
dirty snow with tracks
but the skies are thankful for
a chance to the earth restore

and the animals
seem to walk with quicker step
breathing earth’s freshness
are aware but not pensive
accepting nature’s goodness










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WINTER

WINTER

will it never end?
(this question from projection)
a stark scene indeed –
world in this awful white shroud,
memory of spring erased

but courage my friends
bountiful spring will return
in its old glory
for now a shoot breaks the snow
nether gods have awakened!


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I love all seasons

      ( seasons that I love )    5-7-5-7-7       Tanka poetry.

I love all seasons;
Plants and flowers bloom in spring
Birds sing in summer
Leaves tumbling down in autumn  
Snow caps mountains in winter


By Dr Ko Ko Thein (a) Dr Mya Thein


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SPRING THAW

SPRING THAW

what a sorry sight
the poor drowned grass muddied o’er
dirty snow with tracks
but the skies are thankful for
a chance to the earth restore

and the animals
seem to walk with quicker step
breathing earth’s freshness
are aware but not pensive
accepting nature’s goodness










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TANKA

Two tiny parrots
fluttering in this big cage
wonder what spring is:
trees with blossoming branches,
where other birds build their nests?


Nature declares spring
with its harmonious sounds;
above a blue sky,
below meadows with blue-bells:
isn't it time I set them free?


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SPRING HOUSE CLEANING

SPRING HOUSE CLEANING

now – reluctantly –
i must face spring house cleaning,
needed yearly chore,
this not a cheerful labor,
not done smiling and singing

for once too often
dirt’s been swept under a rug
with such abandon,
but mind knows where the filth hides
and so too the wily bugs

it’s a crying shame –
when one might be out of doors
inhaling spring air,
walking out with head held high –
to be saddled with house chores

no, no, i say no!
house cleaning is winter work
when the snow is deep,
piled ten feet against the door,
when nature has gone berserk

i now sit and think
what i did all winter long
was I fast asleep
while the ugly dirt piled up,
all ambition denied – gone?

i’m a large old man
some say i procrastinate
some say i’m cranky
the kids call me an old bear
lame excuse – bears hibernate



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Spring's Smile

Spring opened her eyes
and with a yawn rose the Sun,
Warmly breathing life
the world awakens once more;
Caught in the glow of her smile


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Spring

Fresh air of spring pulse-
fetching lilacs imbue love
on vale sunshine fair
a new beginning, profound
a resurrection of life....



________ 
 CONTEST


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Mountain Spring


Water pure and clear From a mountain spring tumbles Wearing smooth its path Pooling in the rocky cup The doe dips her head to drink
For the Wow Me in 5 Lines contest...


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'Salutations to Spring' - Tanka

inhale the fresh air amid pink and white lilacs sunshine envelopes a jovial scenery… unique tribute to spring
©


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Early Spring Birds

In the early spring The birds are all together And in their great nests Are the small eggs of their young They hatch with the greatest ease The young birds go fly Into the fullness of life Leading their own lives Becoming the new prime birds One day be parents themselves
Russell Sivey


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Spring In Tokyo

Cherry blossoms cruise

     Serenely on tranquil pond

          Koi glide beneath

               Seeking shade 'neath lily pads

                    Bright parasols on parade

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
© All Rights Reserved


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flowers fill my dreams

 

this springtime desire
oh this forever sighing
the snow falls and falls

          bird songs and long forest walks
          and wild flowers fill my dreams


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March 22, 2015


Tanka


Submitted to the contest, Tanka 3, sponsor, Andrea Dietrich

Third Place


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flavor of springtiime



flavor of springtime
minty as June's wildflower
love's petal dispersed---
alone in the city park
I long for your smooth caress



Contest of Alfred Vassalo
Just One Tanka
29th Aug 2014


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Spring

Sleeping flower buds 
on branches at once wake up
with color and joy 
kissed by the warmth of sunshine
Time to open up windows


Form: Tanka (5 lines: syllable count: 5,7,5,7,7)
Date write: 18.6.2014


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Pastel Fields

Pastel color scheme; Red, yellow, orange and more. Flexible flower; A living, pastel painting; roses scenting my back yard.