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Autumn Tanka Poems | Tanka Poems About Autumn

These Autumn Tanka poems are examples of Tanka poems about Autumn. These are the best examples of Autumn 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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Watercolours in the Rain

~*~ Summer to Autumn ~*~ Expresses blooms of beauty, ~ primary pastels ~ whilst impending changes loom ~*~ Water colours in the rain ~*~ http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/nature-13.php


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Remembering Yesterday


Chores wait to be done
The orchard needs harvesting...
Fragrance of apple
greets me with warm memory
Ladders rest against the trees

The porch is laden
With soggy leaves and debris
Quail scratch at the dirt
The door squeaks when I enter,
The autumn sun fills the room


From grimy windows
I watch the breeze stir whirlwinds
Leaves fall like snowflakes
I rest my head against the glass
and remember yesterday
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Love Embraced

In summer, my love, Butterflies dance around you Heat captures our souls, But when autumn rains its leaves, Our love will embrace the wind.


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AUTUMNAL GRACE

potpourri of wreaths 
   splatter night rhinestones with aisles 
      of gold cashmere talc,
         stairways of herons ascend
   *        sky flooding autumn light bulbs 

                            

          heaven drips of earth's 
             elegance, drops of fern boughs
                 collect hands calmly
                    chiming psalms of  fall's remains  *
                        a mantle bathed by wet stars 






(c)Contest of Brian Strand








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Gracefully Bows As She Leaves

Forest alive now
Autumn colors brilliant glow
Poplar_ Maple grow
Colors seen_red, yellow, rust
Auroras of autumn flow

Elegantly dressed
For the last ball before snow
She smiles at artist
As he gathers paints blends shades
Painting her colorful gown

As sunlight dances 
Against gown that glows with dew
Gracefully she bows
As bare limbs begin to show
Last of grace before first snow


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Otoño / Autumn / Herbst

El bosque está tranquilo
En esa lúz silenciosa de mañana
Descansadas las ojas 

El otoño se pone su nuevo vestido
En una fiesta imensa de colores 

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Forest in peacful rest
In this quiet morning light
Leaves are tired

Autum arises newly dressed
In a feast of living colours

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Wald  in friedlicher Ruhe
In diesem stillen Morgenlicht
Die Blätter sind müde

Herbst  ersteht in neuem Kleid
Im Fest lebendiger Farben


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Autumn's Confetti

Autumn’s Confetti Leaves nature painted Have released their wings to fly Decorating skies Through rays of season’s aura Autumn’s confetti dancing Naked on the trees Branches feel a winters chill Without autumn’s shawl Weaved of orange and gold tones Sculptured autumn’s confetti Moonlight touches down On leaves no longer to fly Resting their weaved shawl To warm its season before, Winter’s snow covers them all Contest: 1 in 4 Choose Your Season Contest Sponsored by: Andrea Dietrich Tanka Form 06/19/14


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An early autum day

Die Stille im Wald
Nur leichter Wind in den Blättern
Am frühen Herbsttag

Doch vom fernen  Dorf erklingt
Leises Läuten von Glocken


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The silence in the woods
Only a light wind in the leaves
On early autumn day

But from the distant village sounds
The gentle sound of  church bells

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El silencio en el bosque 
Sólo poco de viento en las hojas 
Un día temprano en otoño,

Pero desde el pueblo lejano suena
Sonido silencioso de campanas 


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ORANGE



this Sunday meadow

      airbrushed in Renoir orange

welcoming Autumn

      through glide of marmalade leaves

          ...cuddling Sabbath’s peace



Contest: Andrea Dietrich's Tanka Me A Color
10 May 13


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