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Tanka Memory Poems | Tanka Poems About Memory

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ajar

even soft footsteps 
leave an imprint behind
this door, 		ajar
                  with a shadow I once knew
                  caught in its draft


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The Twilight of Memory

Since I did not glance
at the passing of my time
mirror on the wall
I witness a fading frame,
all I’ve left is this inside.

   


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FLIPPING MEMORIES



watching wild geese drift old lady on porch sips tea as nightfall grows pale... thumbs browse ripped album pages flipping memories of youth Alfred Vassalo's Just One Tanka


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Photographic Memory

All points meet at you~
the sky, the sun, the water.
A still photograph
holds my happiness in ink.
I pretend that you still smile.


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Tasting Bliss

Outside your window
I waited as in a dream.
There beneath your sill
whilst in my most int'mate thoughts...
Again we were tasting bliss.


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Amelia Earhart's Leather Jacket

Leather jacket cloaked
upon shoulders worldly wise
together they lay
within the Pacific floor.
New Year gift to keep her dry.

© Harry J Horsman 2013   


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Sweet Raspberry Kisses


Baby, when you’re grown
cradling your own darling babe.
Remember your days
of sweet raspberry kisses,
rhymes and twinkling lullabies.

I will remember
the sweet sound of your babble
through bubbling laughter, 
your pudgy, little fingers  
and wide-eyed wonder, always.


for Andrea Dietrich's SWEET or SALTY? Contest,
10/17/13



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Tainted memory Tanka

Sound of broken twigs
turned the ears of a lone wolf
Memoir of his ex
tainted his way to true love
sound of broken twigs -- She left


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In Full Bloom

twenty yards distance
oh God, the sight, scent and sound
closer now, closer
let the droning, drowsy hum
of honey bees drift softly...


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Autumn Memory

Autumn saunters in
Silent as a new spring breeze
Stirring fallen leaves
Blanketing a cold worn earth
A year of greenery molted

Brisk wind dips treetops
Naked arms stretch fractious
Shivering in the chill
Creaking, groaning with cold ache
Arthritis here now till spring

Copyright © 2010 By Caryl S. Muzzey


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on the radio

on the radio; 
are songs,     my love, not words 
to bridge     this rift
you are     exorcising 
memories     of love, but why?	


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Whisper

Stirring my coffee
Staring right in front of me
Thoughts flies like echoes
Reverberating the past
Silence whispered... I'm alive.


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On the edge of a dream

Sunlight on the sea
A beautiful reflection
Here I stand alone 
Thinking about yesterday
And remembering her love


for Andrea’s On the edge of a Dream tanka contest


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Moving On

There she was standing 
In her small tiny room
The city was so big 
Shining under the moon
She looked at her clothes in her closet
She was ready to pack
'How man times', she said to herself,
'Am I going to have to do that?!'
The case was still empty
But soon it would be
Filled up with some clothes along her memories
Filled up with tears and laughter and feelings so pure
Where she would go to 
She still wasn't sure
Sad feelings surrounded her
Tears she had to fight
Took the last look at the room
Then turned out the lights
And soon after walking 
In the darks of the night

The sun slowly cam up
Telling her,' it'll be alright!'
Moving on

 


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Fishing in Black Sea

Fishing in Black Sea
We found the old emeralds
The tears of lovers
In hope to cover the Earth:
Adorno`s  imperative


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Sansai

hidden in the woods
the last of winter melting
where fiddleheads grow -
it will be lonelier here
harvesting these without Dad




March 22, 2014


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Abandoned


Rusting old screen door Gateway to a once loved home Banging in the wind Echoing children's voices As they came and went each day
For the Tanka contest....


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Memory

fragile skin stretches
across the cheeks of death's dawn
beauty-marked weeping
I see only the groom now
peach sweet the memories rise


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My Huckle Berry Heaven 2K13

Many of time have
I sat upon earthy ground,
amongst Huckle Berry patches
gorging in Huckle Berry heaven
with glutton lips painted purple.


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Railway journeys

Railway journeys





Lost are travel times,
Dressed in best for the wedding,
Took an express train,
Landed up with soot on clothes,
And coal flakes in silky hair !!







Tanka- 5/7/5/7/7
Written Jan 22nd, 2015
For contest "Railway journeys" by Shadow Hamilton 


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Tantalizing Memory

Now a memory,
Mama's long dining table,
Big enough for nine.
Great platters over-flowing
With fresh food from her garden.


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Thought of First Love 2K13

Much thoughts of you as
praying am I that you may
reserve but a seat
amongst your humbled table,
if only in faded memories.


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A beautiful Memory

Thoughts of you lingered
even after you have gone
to the other side
always remembered and missed
a beautiful memory



Tanka Tears Contest
Sponsor: Rick Parise
February 13, 2015


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New Jersey

Lenni-Lenape smokes
still climb Appalachians
To dream the Passaic`s Great Falls, 
the banks Delaware,Hudson,
and Long Island Sound`s echo.


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frolic through a memory

many have lost sight..
>love as a law, forgotten.
perception of depth askew..

in search of purpose,
truth viewed relative to goal.
>fun submerged in past...
adolescence falls behind,   
as figures make time to pass...

imagination spread thin,
over minds chasing schedules.
conversation lost, with haste,
>poetry, frames the moments.




written by: Ellis Cobb
written for the contest: fun and frolic
contest sponsor: Linda-Marie


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My ageing consternation

My ageing consternation

I fears death that spares
Me when I am very young
Won't it ache me when
I have no teeth to chew and
Have feeble arms, legs... to move? 
 
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My heart is fallen
And about to burst my hope.
When will this silent
Thief snatch my soul to the Lord
When need not to see more corpse?

Contest: Aging
Sponsor: Black Eyed 
Susan


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Safe Distance

long journey over
still recall the short distance-
walked together..........!
secure distance in between.
radiating resistance


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Memories

A barren desert
Underneath the scorching sun
Like the memories
Those of my dear cherished one
Emptied as the time spins it’s hand


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shrinking snow

it was a wild ride
on grandpa's old toboggan
in the springtime sun
what special memories lie
underneath the shrinking snow

April 2, 2015


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A Sweet Memory

                                                 an old photograph
                                             found in a forgotten box --
                                                   a sweet memory 
                                           my sons as children playing
                                           how quickly the years go by.


12/11/2011 for Brian Strand's Fours and Fives contest.