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Sea Tanka Poems | Tanka Poems About Sea

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

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Castle In The Sand

Castle In The Sand


Waves besiege the shore
As crashing long lost lovers--
Lonely lions roar--
Salty cling of sultry air
Glistens as sunlight weakens...

Latte-coloured sand
Reveals waving fiddler crab
The male--his Huge hand--
Tempting females to his lair,
His deep castle in the sand.

~by deborah burch©
5/14/2012

*Note: the fiddler crab
they mate every two weeks...the male stands outside his two-foot deep elaborate burrow in the sand (castle) and waves his very enlarged claw enticing all females who pass by...when one shows interest, she stops for a second or two...stares at him...and he goes in to his castle, comes out and repeats this a few times until she makes up her mind....lol...once he has convinced a female, he seals the door to his castle, and there they stay...well, for a while...lol...db


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Spring Affair

her face growing old
lines of her eyes, ancient trees.
young lovers are  lost
her branches bend with spring tears.
young rain seeps deep in the wood.


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Azure Silks Blown in the Wind

Floating towards new moon--
a blanket flecked in diamonds
slips over the horizon.
A sliver of light over
azure silks blown in the wind.


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summer harvest sweet

summer harvest sweet
plump fruit ready for picking
a cornucopia treat
one would be wise to know how
quickly ripeness turns to rot


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After the Storm

Driftwood on white sand, adorned by coquina shells and bits of seaweed, remains of Irene’s high tides -- a hurricane rage décor.
*Entry for Brian's 4-5 contest


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The Moon and the Sea

The moon and the sea Water crashes on the shore Shines in from the moon Where waves come rushing on me Opens world of the ocean
Russell Sivey


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Jaws in real life

Master of the sea
Smells blood from miles away
Swims with dominance
Sharp serrated teeth devours
Naive humans viciously


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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


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Raft

Pisces vacation...
  muscles melting in the sun
    waves cradle gently
      bodiless, only the now
        Mother Ocean rocks her child

10/12/2012


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hoping for sunshine

 When the stormy sea
crashes like thunder upon
your wind tossed vessel
and lightning rips the dark  sky
all you hope for is sunshine

As the storm subsides
and the sky returns to blue
your hope will shine through
the sun will shine much brighter
As a  rainbow paints the sky

10-16-2012......................................(1)


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