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Tanka People Poems | Tanka Poems About People

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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 .


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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


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One Day's Magic

humanity wakes to a day bright with sunshine all fighting has ceased our hearts are wise and loving and evil cannot be found For Freddie Vee's One Day's Magic Poetry Contest


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Half Truth Dreams

Lump of bitter dreams
In waking, tough to swallow
In sleep, liquid pools
to be tasted, drank silver,
only to metal harden.


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Rejoice (Tanka)

Rejoicing in life
soul’s jubilation singing
raising of voices

Praises of joy unto Him
uplifting mortal spirit



Comments:    The Japanese tanka dating back to the 5th Century has a format of 
five lines:  the first has five syllables. The second has seven syllables. The third 
has five syllables.  The forth and fifth lines have seven syllables each. The 
pattern is 5/7/5/7/7 for a total of thirty-one syllables.  This one is about rejoicing.


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Air pollution in cities

We should plant more trees
In the cities of the world
Beside the roads
And on the roofs of buildings
To reduce air pollution


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Treasure

A magic moment
along today’s ardent street
the application
old folk holding hands pass by...
many issues spring to mind.

Copyright Harry J Horsman 2011

For Francine Roberts Wow me in 5 lines contest.  


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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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Black Cascade

~ Jet black hair, I stare ~ Cascades against her tanned skin ~ Undulated she ~ My hands in clasp, brushed ask ~ Sighing contentedly, we ~ .


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Playing with fire

Playing with fire

...like night magicians
playing with fire till dawn
needn't tell but crowd
masquerades seeking sources
to revitalize their wands.


For: Poet Destroyer's "Playing With Fire" contest.


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Christmas in July Alone

A summer abroad
Homesick for my family
Silent nights abound
Building a snowman from sand  
My loneliness melts away...


8/2/12
for Gail's "christmas magic" contest


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The crowd is untrue

The crowd is untrue,
Thus the need to stand aloof,
...Honestly be friends
With an honest few, is right.
Aye, the key to the victory.

Cower not under
The impulse of consumerism,
Since you aren't a beast.
Thus, to set things as always,
Means giving the best in you.


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So real

God is not a man
Unlike man, is not greedy
Ever-mighty is this God
He recognize every tone
Unlike man, is ubiquitous


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A TANKA TO DEAL WITH A RANCOR

Genghis Khan was born,
Gripping a blood clot in hand.
But Love Child more bold,
And if I can say more cold,
Grasped I.U.D. dripping blood.


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Children's Laughter

A ball thrown higher
     As breezes fall vivid leaves
          Children’s light laughter
                 Isolate and stigmatize
A lonely child in a crowd


11/2/12


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My Boo

<                          halloween haunting's
                       black shoe polish foundation
                             ruby red lipstick
                       pillow stuffed under big dress
                        red white bandana for hair

                               spatula in hand 
                       eggbeater in dress pocket
                              pillowcase for loot
                       daddy's boots causing blisters 
                          aunt jemima memories 




Entry For
Paula Sweanson's
Halloween Of Tears Past
GL AL


Tribute To Childhood Memories


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Angels Among Us

in line they marched proud
and in death, they remain so
on it's marble stance
proof, angels are among us
a beauty of nature shows


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yellow

yellow
the sun’s warmth
on my face
a smile
  free at last

5/11/13
for andrea's color tanka contest


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Sparrow on a Ledge

Sparrow on a ledge Needed help but told no one Vanished overnight Her smile now missed by neighbors Lights out again on Park Lane Foreclosure’s victim Few ever visited her Had we known her plight This senior we might have saved Elderly and abandoned
*In honor of John's "Retread what you've said" contest


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Jasmine Candles Glow

Showered, pores open Soft lighting awaits her lay Jasmine candles glow Tanned torso soon to glisten Naked I, massage employed .


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Have Your Cake And Eat It Too { Tanka }

                                                  father's day is near
                                           what to buy for dear old dad
                                              cologne tools or clothes
                                           maybe will just suprise him
                                            with a nice father's day cake









Tho Dear Old Dad is gone
He Loved Suprises For Father's Day


Happy  Father's Day 
To All Poetry Soup Dads


RIP Daddy   { 1925-1981}


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Stolpersteine/ Blundering Stones/ Piedras de escollo

Auf dem Bürgersteig vorm Haus
Zwei Stolpersteine aus Messing
Auf jedem zwei Namen

Hier wohnten sie einst ohne Tadel
1943 im Konzentrationslager ermordet

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On the sidewalk in front the house 
Two blundering blocks of brass 
On each two names engraved

Here they once lived without blame 
1943 murdered in a concentration camp

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En la acera enfrente de la casa 
Dos piedras de escollo de bronce 
En cada una dos nombres 

Donde una vez vivían sin reprensión 
1943 asesinados en campo de concentración
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Note:
“Stolpersteine” are small concrete blocks with a brass plate in remembrance of people who
have been pursued and murdered by the Nazis. These blocks are in line with the sidewalks's
surface, have the names of the victims engraved and are placed in front of the houses were
these persons once lived. These blocks should be a “Monument from below” according to the
Cologne artist Gunter Demnig who initiated these installations. Now “Memorial Stones” are
placed all over Germany and Europe where people lived who were murdered in concentration
camps. This project is entirely financed with donations.


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Mass Appeal

We all play a part,
Actors on the global stage,
Pleasing the masses,
Who demand that we forget,
Ourselves and become themselves.


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Acid Rain in Erode

Grey heavenly skies
in reaction to her hurt
clouds so different
In cry, falls, penetration
acid rain erodes her so










http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/nature-13.php


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Hunter's Moon

under the hunter's moon*

a birch seeks its lost leaves

a sleeping dog hounds geese

a wife confronts a cold truth

and I only search words






* Hunter's Moon is the name for the November's full moon
**for Joann's Gogyohka


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Accused

your finger pointed
so accusingly at me
rush to make judgment
facts unknown, verdict guilty
proved you wrong, sweet victory


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The Last Light

Land masses in freeze
mans conditional now waned
nature retracts, whilst
a polar bear roams a city
incomprehensible times









http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/life-13.php


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Frivolity

remembering times 
when life was not precious
such frivolity
heartily sought by many,
wasted on the young


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Splashing Dog

(This is a Tanka:  Japanese poem of five lines, the first and third composed of five
syllables and the others seven. In Japanese, tanka is often written in one straight line,
but in English and other languages, we usually divide the lines into the five syllabic
units: 5-7-5-7-7.)



Splashing Dog
    by Amy Swanson


Great drops of water
     fly vigorously from him!
Black hair glistening
     he gallops through the river,
     stops only to shake himself!


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Cantankacerous

~ unfamiliar fear has taken new residence deep in furrowed brows of ordinary people on an ordinary day ~