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Tanka Love Poems | Tanka Poems About Love

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As One Together

moon and stars above
warm summer night breeze blowing
arms wrapped around me
closeness makes my body weak
your breath, the warm breeze, I melt
our hearts together
beat now as one forever
till death do us part
A Mesh Of Forms Contest of Russell Sivey Written by Carol Brown 03/22/2012 Using the forms Tanka & Senryu 1st Place Winner

Copyright © Carol Sunshine Brown | Year Posted 2012

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Crescent Witness

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                                         A crescent witness 
                                         holding its pale light in waves
                                         night of solitude
                                         On the shore of deep waters 
                                         the distance between          lands waits
                                         




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Copyright © Usual Suspect | Year Posted 2009

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I'm So Jealous

~The One That Got Away~


Here I lay weeping

I sing a sad song to sleep 

Fire cracking bones

kicking, screaming, pulling hair

The moment, gone forever


~SKAT~

Copyright © SKAT A | Year Posted 2015

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When Love Creates

Eyes to eyes now meet Tenderly our lips touch We, adventurous Rhythmic vibrations rejoice When love creates little ones .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2014

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Where Reveries Reside

Tears subside,
hushed breaths draw ebbing tide,
soft virgin sands, un-walked and damp, shine.

A delicate filigree of silvery brine
brings an interlude where grief and beauty entwine,
gently swaying between now and then.

Thoughts of ‘remember when’
stir again.

Scattered far and wide,
bygones shimmer in rock pools,
scents on breezes ride...
elusive remnants of love
under bitter-sweet moonlight.

There is a place where reveries reside,
ensconced in time between the lows and highs,
where troubles disappear in ocean’s sighs
and hopes return with happiness inside.

Where shades of blue, and rose hues coincide
to nurture promises of sweet reprise,
there is a place where reveries reside,
ensconced in time between the lows and highs.

A haven to reflect on love’s divide,
recall that smile, the twinkle of those eyes
with fondness, then let woven dreams arise
with threads of gilded memories to guide...
this is the place where reveries reside.





**For Jared Pickett's Trois Par Huit /Tanka/Rondel contest

Copyright © Sharon Tideswell | Year Posted 2010

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The Image of You

The image of you floating o u t s t r e t c h e d on the pond while bathed in moon glow flits sometimes across my mind like a gold-winged butterfly For Tanka me this, Tanka me that, Tanka me any poem you want :-) Poetry Contest

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2012

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Lost Inside Your Eyes

lost inside your eyes so close I breathe your essence your gaze mirrors mine tracing your beautiful smile I realize I am found Written Feb 4, 2016 for The Lost Poetry Contest of Broken Wings Syllables checked with Howmanysyllables.com

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2016

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The moment - tanka 2 contest

Green grass stroke the skin 
Touching feeling the moment 
Hearts flying skyward seeking 
Crescendo of song .... 
You without sin shall forgive. 

Penned 17 March 2015 

Tanka 2. 5-7-7-5-7

Copyright © SEREN ROBERTS | Year Posted 2015

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My Valentine Gift

-Seashell- this shell for your ear on a cold winter’s morning echoes of summer listen, and recall our nights cradled by sand, veiled by stars

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2012

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Lost in Japan

Origami soul
Pressed in rice paper tightly
A tomb of beauty
Memory of Geisha's heart
Tsunami tears in albums...

www.scripca.com

Copyright © iolanda Scripca | Year Posted 2010

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Under Moonlight

                               hand caresses
                               the empty pillow 
                               under moonlight 
                                  white line on finger
                                  that used to shine

Copyright © Usual Suspect | Year Posted 2012

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For Paulie: RIP

in this silence
the respirator breathes…
we did not know
his heart
was
still




*Inspired by Brian Strand's, Indelible Impressions contest. This was written the day after my 
Step-father-in-law passed away...he passed while we were in the room.

Copyright © Kristin Reynolds | Year Posted 2009

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LOVE, ANGELS, and MUSIC

LOVE God is always love Forever seek the kingdom; Praise the creator Keep giving what you can give Please endure until the end ANGELS Beautiful Heavens Protecting the meek ones earth Watching over us Helping us to cope with life Comforted with hope and trust MUSIC When you find rhythm You find your hearts inner core Celebrate the times Make them better than before Reminisce and dance all night

Copyright © humble b | Year Posted 2013

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Tanka 2 Life Dance



                                                   a man bent with age
opens trunk, heaves  . . .  wheelchair lifts  --- plop


                                                                 a love dance begins


frail arms link, lift, hug, swirl, down
                                      dosey doe  - death do us part







David Meade
November 7, 2014
Live Generously

Copyright © David Meade | Year Posted 2014

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A wall between




Loves call awaits me

    Or perhaps it is knocking

        What if I answer

            Once opened finding no one 

                Only a wall between us

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2011

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The Love Note

Arthritic fingers
Unfold the crumbling parchment
Stained with tears and words
Her blind eyes no longer see
And feels the deep impressions
Still there after all these years


For Rick's contest


 





Copyright © Elaine George | Year Posted 2013

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ripples

a wrinkled grin
on grandfather's face -

seeing my future
etched deeply in those lines, 
I grin right back










March 1st, 2012

Copyright © Chris D. Aechtner | Year Posted 2012

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'Blowing A Kiss To You'


With a skyward glance I am counting stars tonight hope that you are too because every star you see signify a kiss from me *dedicated to Mr. Inverness, James Fraser*
For MJF ©050820121900

Copyright © Wilma Neels | Year Posted 2012

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Puppy Love

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          in kindergarten
          she gave me her tooth
          instead of kisses
          too many years later
          softly biting my lips



5/5/5/6/6
94 characters

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Copyright © Usual Suspect | Year Posted 2015

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At A Glance

Oh to be able
just to touch your wondrous smile,
dwell in benign eyes
those yielding meadows of green
that sparkles in sun lit dew.

© Harry J Horsman 2013    

Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2013

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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"

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2012

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another fall

Green departs to seek
a more fulfilling role, which
it found in your eyes - 

more glorious than trees that
fade (like me) to muted brown

Copyright © Tracy Decker | Year Posted 2008

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Prisoner Of Love

Oh with her sweet smile
I was taken prisoner,
cry of the castle
shackled to chains of desire
captive hopelessly in love.

© Harry J Horsman 2013    

Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2013

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TANKA LOVE MUSIC

TANKA LOVE MUSIC

how familiar that tune –
the enchanting night
your warm embrace –
now i remember
claire de lune


piano - four hands
fur elise      you’ve never heard
such cross-overs
our hands would touch
and we’d laugh


my love with child
not my own
yet some eternal source within
said,     “i forgive”
transfigured night *

*Arnold Schoenberg

Dave Austin

Copyright © daver austin | Year Posted 2014

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Skype

I sit here one click
yes one click away from you
yet I so afraid
to press that little old mouse.
Just one megabyte to love.

© Harry J Horsman 2013    

Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2013

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Western Skies

  

in bare hands you tilt 
my earth to seek western skies
spirits set the sun
bare feet chase red jasper realms
from black-onyx sky

Copyright © Rhonda Johnson-Saunders | Year Posted 2015

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The Feel of Dawn

You run with the breeze
naked spirit oh so free,
joyous tide of life
your smile I catch in the wind
with every single sunrise.

© Harry J Horsman 2013  

Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2013

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Just Below Your Lips



Just below your lips all my desires curled up now whispering love talks to a single beauty spot tonight my world starts from there #########################

Copyright © kash poet | Year Posted 2013

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Faith, Hope and Love


                                                have faith in yourself,
                                         then hope will follow life through,
                                                 making life complete, 
                                              the driving force is loving
                                              needed for peaceful living.


Penned 24/08/2014

Copyright © SEREN ROBERTS | Year Posted 2014

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A Trio of Whiteness

The One Lilies were lifting white faces up to the sun. I gazed up at him as he leaned down to kiss me. . . He - a white knight - was the one. White - A Love Story White was the blanket on which we lay under the clouds of that warm April day. White were the lilies perfuming the air. How happy was I - my white knight was there. Summer arrived; on sand gleaming white we lay in the sun and kissed until night. White was the gold of the ring that I wore and bright like the love of the one I adored. White was the dress I carefully chose for our special day, and white was the rose he placed on our bed, its sheets - white as milk - were smooth like his skin and woven in silk. White was the snow our first Christmas day before all the whiteness got swept away! In the dark casket, his face seemed so pale as I bent to kiss my true love farewell. At My White Knight’s Grave into stone cold ground his black casket was lowered. . . snow fell all around tanka/rhyme/senryu Inspired by Anthony Slauson's Whiteness Poetry Contest

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2012