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Water Tanka Poems | Tanka Poems About Water

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

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About Raindrops and Water Cycle


                                                    I saw it falling
                                                    as a drop of summer rain
                                                    and it was puddle
                                                    then it raised to fall again 
                                                    not in a broken floor tile 

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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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Beauty in a Splash

Intense beating heart
Erratic yet fun motion
Flailing arms and legs
See the bright side in a fall
Wet and wild in the sunlight

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Sun Dancing

sunshine dancing on the rippling water sets it glistening reflecting the sun's beauty in sparkling water diamonds

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Waterfall Mist

water flowing down
cascading over old rocks
silver mist sprays out
reflecting light from the sun
a rainbow arch over head

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Auenland/ Water-Meadows/ Llanura de inundación

Auenland beim Fluss
Wo Schilf und Bäume leben
Ergiesst sich Stille

Auf Wiesen legt sich Wasser sanft
Und schenkt der Erde neue Kraft


Water-meadows near the river
Where reeds and trees are living
Overflows silence

And water gently covers meadows
To give the soil powerful life


Llanuras cerca del río
Dónde viven cañaverales y árboles
Se vacía el silencio

Y agua suave echarse sobre praderas
Y da  nueva forza a la tierra

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One Leap Tanka Contest

Climbing the gate fast
The big sign posted says 'Closed';
Beautiful water
summoning my rebellion,
with one leap I'm in the pool

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Blue Water Reflections

Blue water mirror

Mountains soar above the lake

Seen again, painted below

Sitting on the edge of the sky

Such beauty to be seen twice

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each thing living on
Murdth ‘sorbs water chiefly wet
backards of arid-
zona an’ the holmby hills’ 
chlorine romp ponds drawing the

scant as blue blood for
the thirsty altar as a
mercedes to the
mccam bridge carwash on
la cienega for the 

hundreds…each living
thing like coke water classic
from botswaniam 
pools It’s the real thing walking 
miles like dropdeadery girl

camels for a drink
sugary & refreshing
like rape…we miss the
nyc streetsweepers
for the bristletanks nosing

& hosing down street-
sleepers in the dross It’s a 
lawn time in the ‘burbs
between iced long island teas
cold as charity water 

from their potable 
portalets…to scorches of 
torrid pachyderms conflict wars
for water not indeed
be in the solution!...   

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your circus mind say
is that your real nose bulbous
red like a churl beyond the

watering hole drunk 
frolic’d sunned an’ bathed with the 
peaceable kingdom 
not less than once have you been 
to thought fraught thirst to ‘nother