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Tanka Poems | Examples of Tanka Poetry

Tanka Poems. Below are examples of tanka poems. This list of poems in the tanka form of poetry is made of PoetrySoup member poems. PoetrySoup is a great resource for examples of tanka poems or a list of tanka poetry. These examples illustrate what tanka poems look like and its form. There is also a link below to the definition of tanka and a page where you can discuss it.

List of Tanka Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Missing green days Raina, Meenakshi Tanka autumn, sad
Premium Member Poem Soulmates Needed Jennings, CayCay Tanka desire, dream, loneliness, love
Beta Amorose, J. Tanka beautiful
To my pretty wife Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
Premium Member Poem Stench of Lament Anderson, John Tanka memory
Above the Canopy May, Joseph Tanka nature, tree
Langa street jive Motaung, Pheko Tanka analogy
Desolation Flower, Moon Tanka depression, loneliness, muse
Missing Rib repost PAPYRUS, VEGTER Tanka relationship, senses
Premium Member Poem Goodbye Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka goodbye
Premium Member Poem At Journey's End Haight, Sandra Tanka age, life
Premium Member Poem lament, for the dead Wings, Broken Tanka funeral, grief, lost love
Premium Member Poem Ocean Madness Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka deep
Premium Member Poem Love Longings Thompson, Janis Tanka heartbreak, longing, sad love
September rain Motaung, Pheko Tanka anniversary, april
In the lonely house Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
Premium Member Poem veiled silence ROBERTS, SEREN Tanka life
My friends come first Motaung, Pheko Tanka anniversary
Life is hard lovey Motaung, Pheko Tanka autumn
Premium Member Poem Lament Smith, Charlie Tanka longing, sad
Back down now Motaung, Pheko Tanka april
DEPTHS OF DESPAIR Singh, Sushma A. Tanka birth
Premium Member Poem Tanka IV Kimathi, Teddy Tanka death, deep, history, humanity,
Premium Member Poem Chelated Soul's De-lamentation Neumann, Kai Michael Tanka change
Premium Member Poem Whining Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka sad
Premium Member Poem Bereft Ward, Julia Tanka absence, cry
Premium Member Poem Imprisioned Troutman, Tanis Tanka culture, depression, discrimination, mental
Premium Member Poem EVE'S LAMENT Rodrigues, Kim Tanka grief
Premium Member Poem Blazed Ash Loo, Laura Tanka sad
Premium Member Poem elegy Parise, Rick Tanka death
Premium Member Poem Lamentation Parise, Rick Tanka death, love
Premium Member Poem Lamentation Loo, Laura Tanka sorrow
Premium Member Poem the rose moon rising Parise, Rick Tanka love, nature
My Shadow Bosa, Diana Tanka blessing, light, love, romantic,
Premium Member Poem Hat in the Show Ward, Julia Tanka dance
Premium Member Poem Melancholy Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka feelings
Premium Member Poem Twilight Thompson, Janis Tanka day, earth, eve
Premium Member Poem Sense Eldridge, Jack Tanka conflict, emotions, fear
Premium Member Poem Twilight Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka feelings, night
Premium Member Poem Harvest Moon Stebbings, Barry Tanka moon, night, summer
Premium Member Poem ANGER MURRAY, JEAN Tanka anger, august, boyfriend, break
Leaves in Tanka Gupta, Probir Tanka art, image, life, tree
Premium Member Poem It is known as round ZiNk, Ir0nic Tanka adventure, blessing, metaphor
A Commission friske, james Tanka art
Premium Member Poem Withered Garden Wings, Broken Tanka autumn, nature
Premium Member Poem Hawk Rise Thompson, Janis Tanka animal, bird, hurt
Premium Member Poem Thundery Love Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka nature
SOULMATES Singh, Sushma A. Tanka best friend
Premium Member Poem Tanka III Kimathi, Teddy Tanka africa, god, imagery, life,
Premium Member Poem BLISS Rodrigues, Kim Tanka endurance, love, marriage
Premium Member Poem Cries Unheard Troutman, Tanis Tanka absence, bereavement, bird, cry,
Premium Member Poem Splitsville Quigley, Tom Tanka divorce, marriage, soulmate
Premium Member Poem You Still Surface Me Loo, Laura Tanka beach, love, passion
Premium Member Poem Stargazer Lily Garcia, Phillip Tanka mother daughter
Premium Member Poem Leaves Talking Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka autumn
My baby is mine alone Motaung, Pheko Tanka august
Look at me now Motaung, Pheko Tanka august
A sea of love Motaung, Pheko Tanka age
Bedrock of passion Motaung, Pheko Tanka age
Premium Member Poem Victor, Not Victim Ward, Julia Tanka inspirational
VIVACIOUS SIGHT POET BL, CLOUDY Tanka love
Premium Member Poem A Ranger Ward, Julia Tanka perspective
Premium Member Poem Road Rage Ward, Julia Tanka car
bromham fields Foster, Gail Tanka autumn, beauty, earth, england,
KNIFE Dalei, Manmath Tanka anger, career, life, relationship
Train Sandwiches Faries, Marissa Tanka food, imagery, simple, travel,
Premium Member Poem Molded Clay Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka life
Baking De Beaulieu, Darlene Tanka food
Butterflies Kaur, Harpreet Tanka beauty, butterfly, flower, garden,
Foliage Gupta, Probir Tanka analogy, feelings, mirror, rain,
Lifes Not Hangin On 2U Nyberg, Pamela Tanka allegory, analogy, art, confusion,
The Weight of Pain Callus, Paul Tanka pain
An example of hope Kannan, Supraja Tanka butterfly, hope
Premium Member Poem Victim Or Victor Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka life
Moon and Blooms Gupta, Probir Tanka hope, image, life, moon,
Premium Member Poem another day Parise, Rick Tanka nature
Confidence Bosa, Diana Tanka confidence, day, hope, love,
Fading Hibiscus Pullen, Charles Tanka beautiful, beauty, garden, growth,
In Your Arms - For Mary Raven, Vladislav Tanka dream, love
Premium Member Poem Never Is Too Late Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka feelings
I am dying Motaung, Pheko Tanka absence
I love pretty things Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
I hate bronze Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
No easy walk to glory Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
Stargazer lillies Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
Rainbow wishes Kannan, Supraja Tanka rainbow
When i dance Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
I give you freedom Motaung, Pheko Tanka age
The knock Motaung, Pheko Tanka analogy
Sugar Hearts Faries, Marissa Tanka art, heart, imagery, love,
The Second Chance Gupta, Probir Tanka flower, image, morning, poems
Premium Member Poem Second Chance Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka life
As Autumn's Breeze Gupta, Probir Tanka autumn, cool, earth, image,
Sing Your Song - For Becca Raven, Vladislav Tanka dream, love
Premium Member Poem The Gosling Kendrick, Sara Tanka nature
Premium Member Poem Camp Kitchen tanka thirtyseven, scott Tanka passion
I will die for love Motaung, Pheko Tanka analogy
Banned for life Motaung, Pheko Tanka absence
Let there be no love Motaung, Pheko Tanka age
A handsome man Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa