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HOME

Home like a poem
Whatever its chosen form
Should communicate
Life’s loveliness and meaning
Because it’s where your heart is.

Form : Tanka

For Leonora Galinta’s contest

By S.Jagathsimhan Nair,  20 May 13

Copyright © S.Jagathsimhan Nair | Year Posted 2013

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Southern Plantations

~Southern Plantations~ (Tanka) Magnificent great homes Fill'd of much history and beauty Majestic jewels Fill with many memories Some so good some so bad Sun is going down Ancient walls show amidt oak trees Many stand so tall Surviving time many wars Elegant homes exuding such grace Dorian Petersen Potter aka ladydp2000 Copyright@2011 May.9.2015

Copyright © Dorian Petersen Potter | Year Posted 2015

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Home

Home Home is like a heart… It beats strong love and feelings Circulates pleasure Pumps security and warmth Nourishes the life within. © Sandra M. Haight 2015 All Rights Reserved ~7th Place~ Contest: Home Sweet Home Sponsor: Skat Judged: 05/20/2015
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Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2015

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The Bus Home

Lovers huddle close.
Rain smacks the dusty pavement.
Commuters bustle,
Seeking refuge in doorways.
Diesel fumes, cigarette smoke,
Intoxicate the bus queue.

Copyright © Mike Miller | Year Posted 2013

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My Weekend Home

High in the mountains
A log cabin in the trees
Aspens in color
Sit next to maples scarlet blaze
Hear the rippling river sing

Copyright © Charles Sides | Year Posted 2012

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Africa - Tanka contest

Sweet Home Eden.
Amidst widening desert.
Faint lions whisper:
"globes warming, rains rare."
Sweet Home Eden, for how long? 

Copyright © Yvette Lisa Ndlovu | Year Posted 2012

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Childhood Home

childhood home
a cinder block
on a dusty road
children still climb and play
around the same dogwood

Published Ribbons, Winter 2015

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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Childhood Home

childhood home
driving by the cinder block
on  a dusty road
children climb and play
around the same dogwood

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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Rest Home Window


Sunset through the glass

One window shade left open

Letting me look out

To watch the darkness coming

And the fall of one more night

Copyright © Richard Jordan | Year Posted 2015

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Home In The Oaks

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                                        Large oaks drop acorns
                                       Delicious fall winter food
                                           Deer enjoy bounty

                                         Ginko radiant yellow
                             Those leaves helps deer's cognition


In honor of Francine Robert's "The View~A Tanka"
Writtten by: Sara Kendrick
September 10 and 11, 2011

*Note
Click on:"About This Poem"
I have never seen the deer
eat the Ginko though..

Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2011

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Childhood Home

childhood home
a cinderblock
on a dusty road
children still climb and play
around the same dogwood


published Tanka Society of America- Winter 2016

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2016

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can't go home

Ruby red slipperr
will take you home,
but a house is not
a home, unless there is love.
so, i can't go home with those...

Copyright © Bri Brown | Year Posted 2009

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Coming Home--Sad

thanksgiving coming
he asks over and over
when will you be here
I will be ready to go
with a kiss I say "early"

since February
after his legs were removed
he has not been home
our son will be there to help
coming home for Thanksgiving

arriving early,
he is sleeping so soundly
not ready to go.
I cannot awaken him.
the nurse shakes her head sadly.

he won't be waking
how long will it be before
it could be a day or weeks
turkey cooking, guests coming
daughter comes to relieve me.

I phone everyone
all children and grandchildren
we all want to be there 
browned turkey comes out of oven
stuffing is his favorite

stirring the gravy
I hear telephone ringing
instantly I know
message brief and to the point
empty chair for evermore  

Copyright © Joyce Johnson | Year Posted 2013

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Why I Joined Poetry Soup

Why I Joined Poetry Soup My muse lay sleeping; my pen, dry for many years. Gathered past poems; published my book titled 'Tides'. A gift for my dear children. One day, my muse stirred; we had found Poetry Soup. Suddenly, new life... reading poems filled my soul. Words, rhythm, meter, awoke. They were never lost; just sleeping and laying low. My creative words found a home to grow and share with friends on Poetry Soup. Second book someday? One hundred plus new poems... where were they hiding? Matters not...Poetry Soup gave my thoughts new life to write. My expectations here at our Poetry Soup are greatly fulfilled. Blog laments go unnoticed, because "my glass is half-full." Sandra M. Haight ~NA~ Contest: Why Are You Here At Poetry Soup? Sponsor: Jerry T. Curtis Judged: 01/23/2016

Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2015

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Home cooking

I don't take my heart
To a fast food restaurant,
Quickly in and out,
I'd much rather prefer if
We got good at home cooking

Copyright © Davor Miljkovic | Year Posted 2016

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Southern Plantations

Magnificent great homes Fill'd of much history and beauty Majestic jewels Fill with many memories Some so good some so bad Sun is going down Ancient walls show amidt oak trees Many stand so tall Surviving time many wars Elegant homes exuding such grace Dorian Petersen Potter aka ladydp2000 Copyright@2014 November,14,2014

Copyright © Dorian Petersen Potter | Year Posted 2014

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Jewels From The Past-The Japanese Tanka Style

~Jewels From The Past~
(Double Japanese Tanka)


Nice Southern mansions
Beautiful places of long ago
If their walls could talk
They'd tell us more of what we
Already know of other times.

Many survived wars
While others never made it 
Of that we are told
But many still stand proudly
Jewels from the past.


Dorian Petersen Potter
aka ladydp2000
copyright@2012



May.04.2016



~Author's Notes:

"The Tanka" is a classic Japanese poetry form or style related to the Haiku.

Copyright © Dorian Petersen Potter | Year Posted 2016

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Journey Home

Peace love and faith is what makes a soldier a man. Serve with heart and soul. Now it’s his time to come home with an eagle watching now.
Bald Eagle in cemetery contest

Copyright © cory long | Year Posted 2011

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Take Me Home To Inverness

                 Tristan rode the moor
          his clan's plaid flew in the wind.
                  the castle lay near
          my heart waited there for him
           take me home to Inverness

Copyright © Lin Lane | Year Posted 2016

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Lost Home

Wondering this world
Seeking a home for my body
I shall close my eyes
Just for a second.....  what sound
Trumpets playing for my wake

Copyright © Ezra cook | Year Posted 2011

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Home of the Undead

Where is the birthplace Of the unholy and corrupt The place of the lost Where evil stems and harbors Final home of the undead
Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012

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Southern Plantations-The Japanese Tanka Style

~Southern Plantations~
( Double Japanese Tanka)


Magnificent great homes 
Fill'd of much history and beauty 
Majestic jewels 
Fill with many memories 
Some so good some so bad 

Sun is going down 
Ancient walls show amidt oak trees 
Many stand so tall 
Surviving time many wars 
Elegant homes exuding such grace. 


Dorian Petersen Potter 
aka ladydp2000 
Copyright@2011



April.02.2016


~Author's Notes:

"The Tanka" is a classic Japanese poetry form or style related to the Haiku.

Copyright © Dorian Petersen Potter | Year Posted 2016

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Home

Childhood memories
Woven into wooden floors,
Spirits of the home
Awakened by my footsteps
Dance me to the sounds of old

Copyright © Davor Miljkovic | Year Posted 2016

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Queen of the hill

Hundred legs climbing
To reach the queen of the hill
Who keeps kicking, but
I'll climb a hundred times more,
That hill is calling me home

Copyright © Davor Miljkovic | Year Posted 2016

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Just an echo

A year since you left,
The fireplace of this home
Now empty and cold;
Your steps still echo inside,
Will this pain ever subside?

Copyright © Davor Miljkovic | Year Posted 2016

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A secure home

he thought 
to build a secure home 
at the top of a hill
but never thought
a river flows under his feet

Copyright © Daljit Khankhana | Year Posted 2006

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Lark Tanka



A week old hatchling
The mother lark feeds with love
White clouds come above
Sudden tempest ruins all
Solar eclipse in lark town
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May 25, 2016
For Traditional Tanka - Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Charlotte Jade Puddifoot

Copyright © Probir Gupta | Year Posted 2016

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Midnight road

Thoughts honking at me,
We're trapped in a traffic jam
Eager to reach home,
I let them pass me by on
The midnight road to nowhere

Copyright © Davor Miljkovic | Year Posted 2016