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Tanka Relationship Poems | Tanka Poems About Relationship

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TREMBLES and THRILLS Was it love that spelled when I caught a glimpse of him on a starless night? Flame of passion rise Frozen hearts thawed, now aflame When loving captures Hugging limbs of two entwined They, naked or clothed Their entranced display absorbed Bare or askew, loves spoken Of sweet spring night dream, a bed of blooms reach their peak, virginal petals under a bank of dawn clouds tickled, blushes rosy reds... Falling into wake, I stirred to feel summer breaths stroking my cold cheeks. I ask myself, was the dream I have, instantly came true? Minutes passed, we stood warm drops from sudden showers rolled upon our curves as heat surfaces from us; our bodies dancing again... Breaking morning rules we lie spooned for two more hours heartbeats sang refrains. Our song broken by soft rain, we dressed to begin our day. ________________________________________ 9:52 pm, November 01, 2015

Copyright © Olive Eloisa Guillermo | Year Posted 2015

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When Bubbles Dissipate

Hearing the waters Translucent lavender flow Imagination Enriched blind, senses kick in Silence abounds, clothes in fall Naked to bare dip Porcelain to porcelain Glass of champagne chinks Lapping ripples in caress Submerged delights allure me Patiently I wait Her cue, for me to approach Encroach, I go through Eyes, eye, tanned undulations When said bubbles dissipate

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2014

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Relationship Breakups

A hole in my heart
There is no death with this pain
Life with no living
The stomach cramps with sorrow
Hope lost with only darkness

Edward J Ebbs 
Contest: "Relationship Breakups"

Copyright © Edward Ebbs | Year Posted 2011

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Willow heart

A frog weeps at night
noisier than rustling leaves
The wavering heart
follows wherever the wind
blows as one frog weeps along

Copyright © Lily Twinkle | Year Posted 2014

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Relationship- In Love

Relationship- In love

Ecstasy or bane,
Passion creeps in lovers lane,
A deep prick in heart,
Betrayal makes you insane, 
Love makes the whole world go round!

Tanka- 5/7/5/7/7
Written September 22nd, 2014
For contest 'Poems or new magazine please' by Little known nothing

Copyright © Dr. Upma A. Sharma | Year Posted 2014

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Magical Sun

Magical Sun

Shadows cast by Sun

Stretch out long in morning glow

From the grand giraffe

To the smallest lowly ant

Sun embraces, kisses all.

Sandra M. Haight

Contest: Even The Smallest Ants Cast Long Shadows
Sponsor: Scott Thirtyseven

Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2015

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Our Fantasy

Thoughts read, fridge raided Opposite me with a wink She smiles with a twist Sultry spooning her wet lips Mint Ice Cream kisses adorn .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2014

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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?	

Copyright © Michael Dom | Year Posted 2014

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Tanka 3

the screech owl dives
from a swift, starless sky
strange sounds stir my calm
as hungry night creatures hunt -
a stranger in my bed 

Copyright © Rhonda Johnson-Saunders | Year Posted 2015

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You are the Dead Sea

You are the Dead Sea
You just take and take and take
Never giving back
Concentrated...with your needs
Buoyancy made of your pride

The one who enters 
Cannot dive into your depths
Cannot open eyes 
To see what resides inside
To me, you are the Dead Sea

I flow with my love
I just give and give and give
I am parched and dry
Immersion is what I need
You will never be a stream

Eileen Manassian Ghali

Copyright © Eileen Manassian | Year Posted 2013

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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 .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2014

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Roses have different 
colors that entice and please;
a yellow rose stands out...
symbolizing the truest bond
of friendship one ever finds.

This yellow rose grew
in warm light and steady rain;
doesn't my joy also grow
being touched by friends who show
their kindness through profound love? 


Copyright © Andrew Crisci | Year Posted 2013

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my puppy and wolves
cat - tiger, rosewood n rose
gourd and large melon
I and master poet  Basho  
same genetic family
contest entry for Tanka poems
by Amy Green

Copyright © Neelam Sangwai | Year Posted 2014

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Music to my Ears

sweetness in your voice
all the lovely words you speak
music to my ears
         i feel all my sorrows fade
            warm sunlight encompasses

Copyright © Eric Toler | Year Posted 2012

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Promises broken;
Scattered in the winds of change- 
Dreams forever lost.
Sunlight peeps through the darkness-
The leaving did not break me.


Copyright © Jaycee Cervenka | Year Posted 2015

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     Riding on seesaw
at the other end of town,
        I'm vacillating
 at your sudden proposal;
not sure how to handle you

Copyright © Julia Ward | Year Posted 2015

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The Small Pagoda

the small pagoda
outside my window home to god 
of my morning meditations
though beg for the eternal
her silence good enough

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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Time To Choose

just drifting along
repeating my life's mistakes
refrains in a song
endless lyrics of heartbreaks
memories of what went wrong

mind singing the blues
sad emotions, falling tears
noticing the clues
admitting the end is near
deciding which life to choose

notes leaving the head
music vacating all thought
releasing the dread
that was pent up in my heart
new refrain,  "at last it's dead."

Copyright © Lin Lane | Year Posted 2016

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Love Of My Life

If I can just make
One person happy, I too,
Can live my own life
A little more happily,
Since I’ll always be with you.

Copyright © Marissa Faries | Year Posted 2016

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my father saw in passing
a son so steeped in abuse
coiled up in strands

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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A Steadfast Relationship

Pet Rock in my palm,
invent of late twentieth
century and hard
mass of mineral, able
to soothe without sediment.

Copyright © Effie Blake | Year Posted 2006

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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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Are tenderness and
Venomous to those who seek
Catastrophe be

Is it nature or nurture 
Temperament well being.

Written:  10/20/15

Copyright © Daniel Perez | Year Posted 2015

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Zero gravity

Emotions float in
The zero gravity zone
Between yes and no
Won't plant feet or let them fly
Till certain where our hearts lie

Copyright © Davor Miljkovic | Year Posted 2016

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For you and me

Eternally wrapped
In a sweet summer embrace,
Blissfully complete,
For all of this, all of me
Will die or live, my dearest

Copyright © Davor Miljkovic | Year Posted 2016

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When minds dance

Both straight to the point
Like a dance between two minds
Our thoughts intertwine
I'm smiling because I know
Yours will always be the last

Copyright © Davor Miljkovic | Year Posted 2016

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

If actions speak louder than words
Then why are words defined
When to be defined gives precise meaning
Meanings found within dictionary lines
Yet words are projected though voice
Spoken actions of the lips
Or are they truly equal
As they are kinship

Copyright © Tiffany Diaz | Year Posted 2016

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Mindful strangers

Two mindful strangers
We meet with our pasts unknown
In the present state
You judge me, I judge you more
Thinking your thoughts and future

Copyright © Davor Miljkovic | Year Posted 2016

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sailing sturdy ark
azure waters, pale blue sharks
savior, on a lark
elusive clan's patriarch
freely fluttering monarch

feigning average
interactive hemorrhage
façade in steerage
seems you've no more leverage
blame our family beverage

fragrances rotten
becoming unbegotten
mouth squeaky cotton
I uninstalled my buttons
not sacrificial mutton

despite my pleases
seeking your exegesis
sweet baby Jesus
remedy these uneases
my armchair, your diseases

learning to savor
bat scat’s exquisite flavor
obligate raver
senescent misbehavior
ex out another savior

explaining easy
I risk appearing sleazy
outlook not hazy
stalked by the family crazy
high cost of being lazy

filtered world we see
heart cages’ causality
mine looks like reality

© Thomas W. Quigley

Copyright © Tom Quigley | Year Posted 2016

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Bad over good

No right to complain
Turning to bad over good
When it turns on you
Wishing to leave it for good
Though tomorrow you'd return

Copyright © Davor Miljkovic | Year Posted 2016