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Tanka Flower Poems | Tanka Poems About Flower

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Amidst greenery Such beauty abounds in bloom Reaching to the sky This Oriental Lily Shows gorgeous colouration . The Stargazer lily was created in 1974 by Leslie Woodriff, a lily breeder in California. Woodriff called the new cross 'Stargazer', because the blooms faced towards the sky.

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A Field of Daisies

Emotion's color
pure innocent petals
blushing up at love 
smiling laughter on the wind
A happy field of daisies.

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a silent welcoming

she welcomed death peacefully, in her sleep... her flowers don't seem to know inviting guests to the yard
For Andrea's Tanka 2 contest 3/16/15

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orange roses

on the day we met
he brought me orange roses
their vibrant colour
matching the fire in his eyes
I caress the soft petals

in the center of
my love's well tended garden
orange roses bloom
through tears I pick a bouquet
to brighten his lonely grave

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Flowers Fading Fast

A rose is a rose.
A lily is a lily.
Flowers fading fast
beneath the sweltering sun
on a blazing Summer day.

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Lovely Lavender Rose

Love struck lavender.
Makes my heart sing once again.
Whence my eyes behold
whimsical beauty so rare.
Proof of love that's born at last!

for Rick Parise's contest "Tanka-1 or 2 only"
I chose lavender rose

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Calla Lilies

my morning coffee
while soaking up the sunshine
the Calla Lilies 
are a balm to my senses
I breathe in their rich fragrance

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Garden's Beauty

Its charm, its bloom
A gift of spring breeze
Disappears fast
Something not oozing from heart
Something borrowed doesn’t last

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last days

aromatic scent

of baby pink carnations

permeates the air

even as they hang their heads

while dying in their green vase

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Childhood Dreams

She bends to gather Getting flowers of her youth Her mother stands near Smiling with a certain warmth This is what childhood dreams are
Russell Sivey

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Harmonious Clearing of the Soul

Exhausting my skills To the tempered, fiber soul Timeless harmony I follow my heartstrings on Beyond glow of temptation Path in the forest Leads to grand open clearing Obscure light deepens Birds sing beyond the circle And flowers praise nature’s heights Simple minded eyes Dynamic pleasure moves on Leans over inside Heartfelt ties won’t gasp and leave Not to bring loss, frosty drought Russell Sivey

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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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Sweet scented flowers
budding on the lilac trees
tiny purple blossoms
cluster of floral delight
fill the crisp air in springtime.

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dead of winter
poor rose bush
empty branches
but it pricks me when i pass
just sleeping it says

my son asks
where do roses go in winter
for once i can answer
why to pasadena son
to the rose parade

at fifty she was long gone
she’d pass a flower shop
but at the liquor store make a stop
where she’d pick four roses

Dave Austin

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Stem to the Rose

Ones pillar of strength Edging towards it's flower On reaching their join Rich scented petals in bloom Where the stem and the Rose meet .

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The Virtuous White Rose

--**--The Virtuous White Rose--**--

White rose is holy
Matrimony pureness of
Bond between lovers.
Blessing  to Old Rome deceased’s
Chastity and innocence.

White Rose in myth and
Legend was tainted by blood,
Made blush from kiss, thus
Made it red and made it pink
Against its pride purity.

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hyacinth heartbreak cornflower corollas cry forget-me-not tears as aqua irises brim bluebells wring sapphire sadness

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Lavender Rose

A lavender rose
Placed on the bed beside her
Where he longs to be
He picked this rose just for her
True love without history

He feels so alone
The love just flows one way
Nature can be cruel
Without the gift of vision
She can't know love at first sight

Pick a Rose Contest

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Lavender Rose

pure enchantment dwells
as a lavender rose blooms
a fairytale dream
the essence of ecstasy
is the sheer magic of love

delightful love whirls
rising forth in the warm spring
desire plays gently
amid fragrant soft petals
as lavender hue rises


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Still Bleeding

the white rose
marks the pureness
of remembrance---
still recalling
true loves loss

the rose thorns
scrape the edge
of the vase---
wearing the pricks
on my heart

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White Rose

Beauty of a rose
It signifies purity
So white as a cloud
Your color will shows great love
Can ease the pain, can ease hate

White rose fill my heart
Your freshness refresh my soul
It gives happiness
To my aching heart that bleeds
Embrace me with your fragrance

April 8, 2013

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Roses Without Thorns

Roses without thorns are like cherries without pits. Child without mother. There is no way possible. One must come with the other.

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Her Yellow Rose

I had a great friend growing roses her passion one favorite bloom deep yellow, its fragrance sweet- growing by her sheltered seat a fragile woman joyful like her rose petals her last breath foreseen Near her headstone they planted her yellow rose "Enchanted"...

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Yellow Rose

Lovely yellow rose 
Is seen as warm token of
Genuine friendship.
Comes with no obligations
To sincerely say, "I care".

Love without passion
Freely given and received,
Yellow rose message.
A lover sends red roses.
A friend chooses the yellow.

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Fragrance of Love

lavender rosebuds have called for her attention and in that moment from the shadows of his heart he is jealous of roses she smiles while she prunes the long limbs of one rosebush then catches a glimpse of desire in his eye and roses are forgotten
For Rick's Contest

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salafist and valentine

Salafist Tanka  
In Timbuktu 
Tobacco is banned
Hands get cut off 
Of those who smoke cigarettes
Awkward if you roll your own   

Knocks on the front door
A draught of cold air got in 
Sleeps between us 
Tomorrow… valentine´s day
Insincere words and flowers.   

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Red tulips unfurl.
Petals rise to drink the sun. 
Caressed with sensual warmth. 
Inflamed with a wild desire.

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Kiss Upon The Nose

                                                   Kiss Upon The Nose

                                                 heaven fragrance temp
                                              fields of honeysuckle dance
                                                   emerges  unfurling
                                               gentle kiss upon the nose
                                                manifest joy, and color

© 3/29/2015

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One New Tanka - Rick Parise

hibiscus blossoms
whipped by wild tropical winds . . .
flower flamencos
in pink, yellow and coral
dance in the flaming sunset

March 30, 2015