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Tanka Seasons Poems | Tanka Poems About Seasons

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A Change of Seasons

Persuaded by time, clothed in rust, night reveals a lonely Halloween... Illusions of my childhood drift away with falling leaves


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Snowflakes

Winter butterflies
Flutter in an evening sky
Of soft velvet black
Their icy wings glistening
In the pale light of the moon



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Frozen Fragments

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                   as days get shorter
                   yuletide's chill fills the air
                   inside and outside
                   wearing just all her absence
                   through frozen fragments of hours




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Piercing Rays

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                                           piercing the leafage
                                           kaleidoscopic sun rays
                                           on forest old path
                                             the snow shines in cold silence
                                             as spring has not feathers yet







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NEW YEAR

NEW YEAR

snow is melted
the ruin that is winter
overwhelms my eye
beneath the sun trees stand
like crowds of ragged beggars

the once beautiful
is denied all memory
of where it has gone
the icy house top drippings
ping the head    stark reminder

those cold months ahead
but i’ll wait out the next snow
the white blanket fall
marvel the icy branches
wish happy new year to all


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AUTUMNAL GRACE

potpourri of wreaths 
   splatter night rhinestones with aisles 
      of gold cashmere talc,
         stairways of herons ascend
   *        sky flooding autumn light bulbs 

                            

          heaven drips of earth's 
             elegance, drops of fern boughs
                 collect hands calmly
                    chiming psalms of  fall's remains  *
                        a mantle bathed by wet stars 






(c)Contest of Brian Strand








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Flower Prom

crocuses peering at rows of bright red tulips near the iris beds pansied faces have retired wilting in the warm sunshine flower prom begins as gentle winds kiss roses sunflowers steal show swaying to their own rhythm with stunning, huge blooms bridal veil flowers extend above azaleas bowing tenderly delightful sight to behold dance of marigolds frail petunias search for gentle dancing partners lily petals reach for petunias graciously prom lasts all summer


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Autumn Eve

smoke curls from chimneys
wafting like a freed spirit
up toward the harvest moon
 a sailing cloud passes
  and races toward winter


For Andrea's fav contest--Craig Cornish


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Bears {Tanka}

Winter snows recede
Warmer days do their part
Rivers start to swell
Awakened by natures clock
Hibernating bears emerge


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Your Absence

hear me call your name a hushed love song on the breeze spring becomes summer sun beams cause blistering pain and shine light on your absence


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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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Blueberry Muffin

Blueberry muffin. Sweet things embedded in cake. What a breakfast treat! Blueberry season is near. Bring plenty of muffins here.


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Blue

Spring and summer bring bluebells, bluebirds, azure sky, cobalt nights, teal sea. Fall brings melancholy's sigh with blue aster's blossoming. For Skat's Blue Poetry Contest


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APRIL

APRIL

a long time coming
she is rosy cheeked and chill
breath quite treacherous
fickle april of my dreams
fondest promise unfulfilled


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Flowers Fading Fast

A rose is a rose.
A lily is a lily.
Flowers fading fast
beneath the sweltering sun
on a blazing Summer day.


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Snow Falls

snow falls b r e a t h l e s s l y the last roses of autumn e x h a l e Written 10/24/12 For Joann Grisetti's Gogyoka Poetry Contest


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It's Winter

Frozen lake-water, Damp eyelids,misty breath, Foggy-streets' dim lights, Silvery-green valleys, Leafless trees,concrete boughs.
written on: 7-11-2013


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A Walk With You

A walk in the woods...
The sun shines through the tree leaves...
My time with You, Lord...
Under trees, orange and yellow...
With the fresh cool breeze of fall...


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Winters warmth



oh precious Winter

finding warmth within the cold 

a cozy fire born

the chills from day melt away

embers rise i shut my eyes...


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COUNTING BACK




autumn star glimmers

lighting boughs on threadbare trees

          I count seasons back---

while eyes gaze at  young moon’s love

and shiver alone in chills




Suzette Crous’ Tanka- the Pivot Contest
By nette onclaud


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Summer Vacation


summer's warmth returns
the wet sand between our toes
coconut lotion
children running and playing
our hearts and souls at rest...


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in time

budgies chatter

and canaries sing

voices raised

welcoming Spring

while daffodils sway in time


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An Emptiness Within




Raindrops
     outside my
            closed  fists,
     an          emptiness
          within.




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Placement:1st; (November  2012)

Contest:Gogyoka

Sponsor: Joann Grisetti


##Gogyoka, is a form of Japanese poetry pioneered by Enta Kusakabe in 1957 in his quest to find freedom from the constraints of tanka poetry. Unlike tanka, gogyoka does not have any syllable requirement for the length of its lines. The only hardfast rule of gogyoka is that the poem should be five lines long, with line breaks occurring as a result of natural breath-pattern, which is individual to a particular speaker and their language.


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Tree Lined Avenue

Tree lined avenue Ochres and yellows display Graciously they fall In carpet gown, soil enriched In life they shone, now they're gone .


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THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN

THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN

it started out white
but the late snow was weeks old.
results were a fright –
those red pepper lips, corn teeth,
tomato ketchup eyes,

the tire-track forehead,
the oil and grit in his cheeks –
my roadside snowman.
and those dried apricot ears
been in the pantry for years

abominable! –
chest a tattered cardboard box, 
gloves were threadbare sox
on discarded broomstick arms –
my roadside snowman

save demise for last –
the tall, wide-brimmed plastic hat
was what did him in.
when the morning sun came out 
just everything went flat

what a sorry sight
that vegetable salad
in a muddy drool,
with young springtime’s merry sun
the ruin of late winter’s fun

 



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Fall Season

Long nights upon us
tree rodents gather nuts shed.
Swollen limbs naked,
the hungry ground has it all
laid out on a soiled platter.

Copyright © 2012  By Caryl S. Muzzey


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Aura of Harmony

"Aura of Harmony" Autumn leaves cascade inviting Winter snowflakes to fashion carpet balmy winds tickle Spring song Summer haze appears, softly. Nature holding hands Seasons in harmony, shine like lovers in love frosty charm cuddles gold Fall wet warmth kisses lilting breeze. *For Nathan's Tanka (Season) Contest. *Oct. 5, 2012.


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May Fresh

rainy days in May
flowers  bloom and scents the air
mixture of colors 
carpeted the wider fields
green mountains and hills are laid




Written:
Oct. 11, 2012



Fifth Place Winner
Contest: Single Tanka
Judged: 10/11/2012      12:00:00 AM
Poet Sponsor: Black Eyed Susan


Fourth Place Winner
Contest: Tanka (Season) 
Judged: 10/23/2012
Poet Sponsor: Nathan -  -D


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CHANGE OF SEASON

CHANGE OF SEASON

what’s the difference
october from september –
is it simply time
to put on a warmer coat,
a condition of one’s mind?

what’s the difference?
is there a hazy region
a mystic soul’s eye,
retreat to inner being,
a sort of hidden season?

all i know is this –
i sense the whole world has changed -
sun less warm, less bright
colors are taken cover,
a sixth sense taken over