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Philosophy Tanka Poems | Tanka Poems About Philosophy

These Philosophy Tanka poems are examples of Tanka poems about Philosophy. These are the best examples of Philosophy Tanka poems written by international PoetrySoup poets

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Three gifts from Heaven 
All priceless in their appeal
Yes.. Faith, Hope and Love
They descend on us like rain
And the greatest of these.. Love!

Contest: Regina's "Faith, Hope and Love Tanka"
Date: 8-27-14
Poet: Lyric Man

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a wrinkled grin
on grandfather's face -

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

March 1st, 2012

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Mantra in Mantle

They don’t walk to them
To beseech their shows of hands
They as a rule stay
On a raised dais and talk down
At their feet on crusade grounds

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Give and Take

There comes a moment
when at the crossroads of life...
a need of poetry,
an encompass of one’s self
to give of and to receive.

© Harry J Horsman 2012    

1st Nov 2012

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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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Howlin' Wolf

inhales in shadows
takes inspiration from gloom
moonlight penetrates
creates an old fashion song
simply called singing the blues

20th Oct  2012 

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Yellow leaves

Yellow leaves falling
into the lake. Its surface
caressed by the breeze.

My thoughts hop from leaf to leaf 
cleaving the breeze up to the Sun.

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-Folly in Grin-

Sleeping troubadour
Ask his ink why he slumber
Or his papyrus
Words they themselves would forget
Since their lord is indisposed

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The Prisoner

Mansion of body
Adorable abode of soul
Converts into prison
By the cruel hands
Of passing time

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A Spark of Positivity

Fear of ignorance
that which one can escape from...
a lone candle light
in the bowel of darkness
leads to the sunshine of life.