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Summer Butterflies

blue winged canopy
of a thousand butterflies
can not compare to
the fluttering of my heart
when your eyes and mine are one

deborah burch©

Copyright © Deborah Burch

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one gorgeous red rose
aflame in the morning sun
throbbing all alone
both sentinel reminder
and summer’s glorious end

Copyright © daver austin

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Summer Butterfly

Summer butterfly
vibrant wings brighten long days
heat from your passion
cocooned 'til our love flies free
as we dream of sweet nectar

By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
for Let's Pass a Tanka Love Note contest (Rick Parise) 

Copyright © Rhonda Johnson-Saunders

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summer harvest sweet

summer harvest sweet
plump fruit ready for picking
a cornucopia treat
one would be wise to know how
quickly ripeness turns to rot

Copyright © Rickie Elpusan

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Summer Memories

summer memories

evening walks along the sand

sound of waves crashing

moonlight upon the water

we stop long enough to kiss...

Poems by Shar

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel

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Death of a Rose

A summer rose fades
One by one its petals fall
In downward spiral
Scattered by an autumn breeze 
It's fragrance a memory


Copyright © Kim Merryman

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Summer Vacation

summer's warmth returns
the wet sand between our toes
coconut lotion
children running and playing
our hearts and souls at rest...

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel

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Summer Wine

I meander verdant valley
where meadows collide in windswept jade

Gentle hillsides bathe in succour sunrise
and oceans of clouds saunter
provoking moor land peaks

Seems so perfect here
timeless as the morning blends
to the dawn chorus
of nature’s own harmony
this in days of summer wine

Beyond the bustle
of everyday torment
a life that is shared.

Harry Horsman
For Constance Four in one Nature contest.

Copyright © harry horsman

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Dog days

Dog days pass slowly
air is thick but there ain't no
miracle waitin
funnel cloud on horizon
and we’re still in Kansas, friend.

Copyright © Dave Will

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Tanka 6

	Tanka 6
	hot summer garden
	brown asparagus... okra...	
	bird-pecked tomatoes
	no delicacies this year
	to counter winter’s cold breath

Copyright © Jack Jordan

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SUMMER WEDS WINTER icy angels fall they coat white the earthly grounds lovers rest up-close thawing the cold-blooded air summer heat weds winter chill _______________________________ Visual #7 Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich Contest Name: Get Romantic Placed 6th O.E.Guillermo 8:17 pm, March 04, 2015

Copyright © Olive Eloisa Guillermo

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Summer Love

Warm breezes blowing
LOVE on a sweet summer’s night
Words are my passion

Lazy days of FUN
Will spark creativity
Trying to capture
Tender cries of baby birds
Sandy walks along the beach

Children playing in the park
Inspire POETRY verses
Honeysuckle in the air
Prose expressively

Written by: Shani Fassbender

Copyright © Shani Fassbender

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hard to tell just when
one is suddenly aware –
electricity? –
no!    i lay in bed listening
with my window wide open

early September
it’s been quiet all summer
not too hot, too chill
a cool breeze once in a while
with cricket’s ceaseless chirping

Copyright © daver austin

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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

Copyright © Mya Thein

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warmth of evening lake

bathes our eyes in summer tides

as August awaits

  the closing of moon's flowers...

  we release our farewell kiss

For Nathan’s Tanka (Season) Contest 
by nette onclaud

Copyright © nette onclaud

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Summer solstice

Summer Solstice”      (Starts June 21 )   Tanka Poem

Summer Solstice looms  		  
hot climate of the year booms	
vacationers like			
longest hours of daylight		
season of bird’s paradise.	

Composed by Dr Ko Ko Thein (a) Martin Chan
Salt Lake City

Copyright © Mya Thein

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Blistering Summer

Blistering summer
Bold emerald covered earth
Fresh crisp healthy air
Flowery scented fragrant
Extraordinary feelings

Copyright © Rachel Hoyt

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Sommer Serenaden/ Summer Serenades/ Serenatas de Verano

Lang schon verklungen
Die Sommer Serenaden
Im frühen Rauhreif

Über dem silbernen Gras
Liegt jetzt schon sanft der Nebel


Long faded away
The summer's serenades
In the early rime

Upon the silver grass
Lies softly the fog


Hace  tiempo se apagaron
Las serenadas del vernao
En temprana escarcha 

Sobre herba platinada
Esta puesto suave la niebla

Copyright © Gert W. Knop

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Beach Picnic

a seagull joins us
swooping down to snatch a chip
from sizzling sand--

Dad squeals like the birds as he
runs to cool feet in the surf


6/23/14  For Andrea's Contest: "Choose A Season"

Copyright © Carrie Richards

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Mighty Sunflowers, Harvesting

growth, nature, rain, seasons, summer, word play,


Sunflowers in fields 
Bowing to the rising sun
Turning faced upwards
Withholding their mighty stocks
As all roots knit asunder!

growth, nature, rain, seasons, summer, word play,

Rain drops call from clouds
Wet the now blackening soil
New roots drink thirstily
Crops now grow from planted seedlings
Harvest 'feed' aplenty!

Copyright © Diane M Quinlan

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The Lotus and The Frog

A lotus flower
floating in a little pond
gazes at the sun
under the scorching sunlight
the pond is an oasis

Nearby a frog leaps
too eager to take a dip
and escape the heat
in the hotness of summer
the pond becomes a haven

Copyright © Nudershada Cabanes

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Summer Night

summer storm
her bra on the sofa
undressing. . .
faint scent
dark hair falling

Copyright © Thomas Martin

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Summer Sunset Yawns


                                                 Summer sunset yawns
                                         Stretching its arms across lawn
                                                  Paints the sky unique
                                         Sleepily birds seek their homes
                                     Whip-Poor-Will sings loves pure song 

Contest:Tanka You
Theme: Summer Nights
Sponsor: Francine Roberts
Date written: July 11, 2011

Copyright © Sara Kendrick

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My Huckle Berry Heaven 2K13

Many of time have
I sat upon earthy ground,
amongst Huckle Berry patches
gorging in Huckle Berry heaven
with glutton lips painted purple.

Copyright © Anthony O. Mitchell Jr.

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lovely Summer nights

sitting in the pool
swimming in the moonlit night
steaks are on the grill
watermelon is on ice
what a lovely summer night

Written by, Treasa Jarvis
Date written.07/13/2011
"Tanka you contest on summer nights"

Copyright © Treasa Jarvis

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Summer Butterfly

is there a reason your tiny wings flutter by in eager pursuit tasting here and tasting there like a sprite in summer's dream

Copyright © Barbara Gorelick

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Beauty on the Vine

Bougainvillea 60 degrees Fahrenheit Enchanted moment Denizen of summer Purple petal, silent fall

Copyright © Delice Arleen Skelly

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Sometimes In Summer

Sometimes in summer
The moon blows out the sunlight
And the blue rivers
Above...become a dark sea
Birds and bees swim in the nude

Johnny Sumler
Tanka You

Copyright © Johnny Sumler

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Sparrow Hawk

Tantalizing wind Meadow ripples, full of life Caterpillar morph Bird of prey, predator's eye. Silent glide across pasture.

Copyright © Delice Arleen Skelly

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Up All Night

up all night
writing a poem
deaf to the tide's ebb and flow
until washed into dawn
with the latest raven

Copyright © Thomas Martin