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Tanka Tree Poems | Tanka Poems About Tree

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The Solo Dancer - Tanka to Sonnet

Alone atop a hill,
   an ornamental willow
             dances in the breeze.
Long limbs form a lovely gown
    that gracefully sweeps the ground.

Adored by the sun,
    the willow is not weeping.
                        She blooms rosily!
April’s first shower has passed;
       for the sun alone, she shines.
           

The Solo Dancing Ornamental Tree (new title for the sonnet version)

An ornamental tree with willow leaves
upon a promontory stands alone.
In April’s breeze, each limb, cascading, weaves
with fragrance. She is dancing on her own.

I wonder how she came to be at all.
Her roots lie in a solitary place
where few traverse to spy her - lithe and small -
there moving in rain’s aftermath with glee.

In small degrees, the sun has climbed the sky.
No longer pallid, he is smiling down
upon the swaying willow. By and by,
Her graceful limbs shine like a lacquer gown.

Her lovely blooms have opened to expose
The splendid blush of buds with hue light rose.


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Weeping Willow - Tanka - Your Welca

hey there willow bank admire your hanging eyes  mine are far from dry withdraw tears another time now...i’ll cry you a river
  10/01/2014


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ivory trees

dressed by winter's hand
glistening within sunlight
trees of ivory
swaying branches in the wind
whispers of white cascade down










11/02/13




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Flowers on the Tree

Vibrant flowers bloom
Across the old mango tree
Teaches a lesson
That youth blossoms from the old
Yet the old are the sweetest


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Peach Tree

Glossy glow velvet
Sunripe peach tree high up
Nectar beckons now
Reach up high to grab the light
Glossy glow of peaches grow


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Natures Umbrella

  


  a weeping willow

    never really shedding tears

      nature's umbrella

        branches trailing to the ground

          green leaves sparkling in the wind


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Harmonious Clearing of the Soul

Exhausting my skills To the tempered, fiber soul Timeless harmony I follow my heartstrings on Beyond glow of temptation Path in the forest Leads to grand open clearing Obscure light deepens Birds sing beyond the circle And flowers praise nature’s heights Simple minded eyes Dynamic pleasure moves on Leans over inside Heartfelt ties won’t gasp and leave Not to bring loss, frosty drought Russell Sivey


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Icy Repose

Trees are glazed and bent.
In silent chill they breathe on
laden down with ice
laced with delicate design.
Winter's majesty unfolds.


for Tanka Me Fall Or Winter contest
written 11/7/2013


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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 Virtuous White Rose

--**--The Virtuous White Rose--**--

White rose is holy
Matrimony pureness of
Bond between lovers.
Blessing  to Old Rome deceased’s
Chastity and innocence.

White Rose in myth and
Legend was tainted by blood,
Made blush from kiss, thus
Made it red and made it pink
Against its pride purity.


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The Finches

They're singing. They are.
The finches. They sing beauty.
That tree is their house.
How charming! Birds, music, tree.
And the sun, friendly, like them.

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Tanka Contest 3rd place
Contest Judged:  4/27/2014
Sponsored by: Amy Green


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Days of Fall

The wind is blowing
Scattering the fallen leaves
From the Maple trees
Covering the barren ground
With the color of amber



                                                  11/5/2013


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Lost/ Verschollen/ Desaparecido (Sentanka)

A drought ridden land
And miles and miles yet to go
Into uncertainty

A dream lost in desert sands
All tracks of existance wiped out

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Ein ausgedörrtes Land
Und noch Meile für Meile zu gehen
Hinein ins Ungewisse

Ein Traum verloren im Wüstensand
Ausgeöscht alle Spuren des Seins

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Una tierra secada
Y milla por milla para ir
Hacia lo desconocido

Sueño perdido en la arena del desierto
Todas las trazas de ser borradas



Note: Ludwig Leichhardt (1813-1848) was a German explorer, zoologist, botanist and
geologist. In 1842 he came to Australia to study its mostly unknown nature. He wrote a
diary on his first expedition (1844/45), titled "Journal of an Overland Expedition in
Australia 1844-1845. This ebook is available from the Australian Explorers Journals page.
His second expedition in 1848 failed and he started again on a third expedition in 1848 to
find a cross-country route from the cattle station McPherson (Queensland) to Perth
(Western Australia). He and other expedition members were lost in the desert. Two rescue
expeditions in 1858 ans 1869 ended unsuccessful. Only in 2006 a small copper plate was
found by an Aboriginal with Leichhardt's name engraved fixed to remains of a  half burnt
rifle which hung in a Baobab tree near the Simpson Desert. The tree was merked with the
letter "L"


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Storm

 tanka 

during the wind storm
Nature grumbles
trimming the trees 
disgruntled homeowners 
gather in much disarray


31 March 2015


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A Tree


I planted a tree
So tall and strong it has grown
Branches reaching out
It protects me from the Sun
But the rain falls through the leaves


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Winter Trees

Dart anywhere:
"lonely, mournful; please return",
picked from limb by limb--
hold them to your aching chest;
they are all alone with you


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Gifts of the Trees

The gift of the trees, Fresh oxygen and lumber; A place in the shade To ponder whispering leaves; Beautiful leaf serenades!


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In Becoming a Forest

In the need of trees To become the forest here Abide by the realm Of peculiar openness Listing immaculate peace
Russell Sivey


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Upon the Tree

Scent of the pine boughs stir thoughts of his first Christmas… Today, his large hand fondles the tiny snowman that says “Welcome Home, Grandson” Inside one snowglobe a replica of full house Cars fill the driveway… The wind-up music box plays my wish of “Joy to the World” Footsteps long silenced… Cookie crumbs litter the rug a new puppy naps… Needles are dropping, and lone shiny globe says “Contentment”
……………………………………………….. For Linda Marie’s Contest: “Santa’s Surprise” By Carrie Richards 12/30/11


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Nearby Tree

A tree with yellow And gold leaves lives close, nearby Glistening in rain It produces an air of Fall in its supremacy
Russell Sivey


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One Lonely Tree

It weathered harsh storms

and grew to be very strong

but the day soon came

when life was taken from it    

so that Another would die   



One Lonely Tree  07/31/14


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Carrion Watchers

Through the mists they land Carried by darkened wings, spread Sensing, they await Suspended death in decay Inhumanities now shared .


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Three Christmas Desires

Happy Santa Day
Here’s my short list of desires
I wish complete peace
My wish came true this very morn
My tree held exquisite cross

My second wish now
No more greed upon the earth
At the stroke of noon
Golden abyss circled world.
Tree had a smiley face bulb.

As this day ended
My third wish for no hunger
Became abundant
A note found, said "down-to-earth".
My tree now bore so much fruit.


written by
Cecil Hickman


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A Birds Best Friend

Whispering willow
A haven for tiny birds
She weeps to hide nests
Rustling leaves fly on the breeze
Confounding neighborhood cats.


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A Forest Child

Tree seen in forest
Is one of many thousands
Showing its branches
Now to me, a forest child:
One needing Christ's redemption


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Contest - Tanka 2

Sponsor - Andrea Dietrich

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Honorable Mention


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Hobby Farmer

Withdrawn for publication.


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Succumbing to Time

Derelict now cold Mossed stones in sporadic spill Ageing arms out spread They, competing for the light Sadly, both succumb to time .


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The Tree Branch Falling

The tree branch falling
As I looked out my window
I saw you walking
Farther and farther away
A swan flies over a field


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Grieve, Mimosa tree

Grieve, mimosa tree

Silky pink petals, a wreath

Create canopy

Guard love one, at peace, beneath

Your presence shall ever haunt


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Tanka 4

night blooming jasmine--
drifting sultry scent beguiles
windowing inward

the spring blood moon silhouettes
swaying lace clad lake cypress 

Faye Lanham Gibson
April 7, 2015