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Tanka Devotion Poems | Tanka Poems About Devotion

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Swinging on a star

of all love spoken

  his words to me said it best

    for "eternity"

      love you more then there are stars

        a timeless and countless love...

By: Sharon Ruebel
Form: Tanka

For Linda-Marie's "Swinging on a Star Contest"

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night time's starlight moon

night time’s starlight moon
curdles the whey of longing
clouds mask heart’s desire
trembling arms reach out to you
train whistles haunt the captives

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I love you Mom

Mom is still with me

   her body and soul are here

       sadly her eyes stare

           she has outlived destiny

                only memories remain...

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Our National Strength

The brave and the free,
Lain to rest for liberty.
Honor forgotten.
Souls sacrificed, protecting.
Sovereignty wrought with valor.

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My light will guide you
Though obstacles crowd your way
Your future shines bright
You will make it through unscathed
Here I stand to keep you strong

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From the window seat 
my eyes search the surf and sea
a shadow glistens 
across the sand where you were
as the sun sets my heart falls

Each day spent watching
natures ebb and flow returns
leaving me behind
the waves echo your message
patiently i wait...

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borne on night breeze --
visions of you
the feel of your touch
now yesterday’s rose

love in spring
brought gifts in fall --
such happiness
clutching love tightly
I greet the new dawn 

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The Lake

    Quietly i move

        a favorite place by the lake

             the loons songs echo

                 reverberating my depths

                      imagining you there still...

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One Kiss Bliss

Secreted are we
Our bliss every night one kiss
Meet at Mt. Uka*
As O-Kuni-Nushi and
Suseri-Hime once did 

Escape jealousy
Our bliss every night one kiss
A dearth show of love
For now it must be enough
Our rapture depends on it

Foresight favors us
Our bliss every night one kiss
Sapient virtues
Chaste restraint, infinite wait
Choice removed- prorogued passion.

A. Green-
O-Kuni-Nushi and Suseri-Hime (lovers in Japanese mythology)
build their palace at the foot of Mt. Uka. 

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Time Stand Still Please

Under  the canopy of trees
               Just   my love and me
Gently he holds my hand
               Draws me close to caress
Tenderly...Time stand still please

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Faded signature

an old photograph

gazing into each other

my heart remembers

a summers day long ago

faded signature with love...

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bracelets of moonlight circling two names on sky’s flame night brews enchantment my gift of evermore spills ...will you be my precious wife? © *from a man’s point of view . ...... . Contest for Andrea “ Tanka Me A Valentine Gift”

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Positive Mindset

Never say never,
unless it’s to the Devil.
Keep your chin up man.
Have a positive mindset.
Trust in the Lord and yourself.

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Valley of Love

Lost in love’s valley
Like fragrance of a rose 
In the morning breeze
I’ll not be I then
I’ll then be you.

(Inspired by the seventeenth century mystic poet
 of Sindh Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai’s poetry)

Sintra, Portugal 25/01/15

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Her Hungering Demands

She, in natures bloom Pulsating lips now craving Hungering demands I to thee in loving call Creativity of two .

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Love Is Giving

Love is divine
Love is giving
Seek no swap
Enhance your mental range
Love not for exchange.
Sintra, Portugal 24-01-2015

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Pink Rose on My Pillow


bone-tired and weary
pink rose on my pillow
someone loves me
wanting me home, yet wary
of what makes me late

mind and body stressed
a message at midnight
someone loves me
whispering I love you
massaging my mind

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Dark Night

Toward a twilight
I walk in search of a light,
Not recognizing
Ahead of that destiny
There is also a dark night.

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After Hours Time

my favorite time

just sitting and watching you

prepare for your day

a routine that's never old

outfit on , unwrapped for night

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My Valentine Gift

<                                       bright future awaits
                                   mind terrible thing to waste
                                           scholastic ready
                                      unveiling hidden bounty
                                   scholarship's highest honor 

Entry For
Andrea Dietrich's
Tanka Your Valentine Contest
G.L. All

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Tomorrow the things 
we will remember will be:
flowers, kisses and bells 
that brought happiness to two,
who made strong wows of faithfulness!

We must fervently
defend what we believe in, 
trust is one of them...
devotion is another;
can these feelings be promises? 

That jazz wedding song
we have picked out of thousands,
can do great wonders;
Lisa will sing it...wishing
herself  flowers, kisses and bells!  


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He That Knows

Told by Lord Jesus
Given from Father through Son
Commandments Given
Determined through righteousness
Now what does that mean to you?

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                                                       You are always love 

                                                By our great and faithful God

                                                         If you are in pain

                                                  He is always there to guide

                                               Because He cares for you friend

For SKAT's Tanka Contest
5th Place Winner

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is not cool.

oh no...

too concise?

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lullaby - tanka

crystal bells tinkling
- waterfalls of silver sounds -
angels painting stars
eyes shutting in loving smiles
innocence falling asleep...

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She encased my heart
Her eyes elated my soul.
Lips so sensual
Encapsulated beauty
Forever my mind recalls.

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In Sync

I awaken here,

my head upon your shoulder

to start a new day---

and the song of your heart beats

in perfect rhythm with mine

You sleep undisturbed
unaware that I watch you

My heart fills with love

for the boy I once married

and for the man you are now

For SandyIvy Davis' contest: Love and Marriage Tanka

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THUS SPAKE TAO - (triple tanka)

Love cannot be bought
Peace cannot be commanded
Silence is the key -
When actions    or the lack of
Speak out with silent wisdom

When man understands
All life has an equal part
Has a primal share
Then with unselfish ardor
Goes about his chosen work

Always outpouring
Never commanding    silent
Not seeking greatness
Greatness lay in humbleness
A man's deeds speak for themselves

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Essence Between the Sun and Moon

The light rays of sun Colliding with the dark moon Softly caressing Bending light through empty space Bringing essence between both Then those rays share vibes With the leaves of the tall trees Bouncing colors down Just for us to see the moon And the majestic sun’s heart
Russell Sivey Entrant into nette onclaud's "SEXY!" contest 2/1/2012

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Ye Judges

Come faced with a choice
A decision that was made
Be only one Judge
He gives the final answer
Final review is the works