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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  
Above Bosa, Diana Tanka love, romantic, together, true
That is why Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
Rise from the grave Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
I miss you nine nine Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
I love meadowlands Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
Nurse my feelings Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
I share your dreams Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
She says Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
The face of the night Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
A man goes home Motaung, Pheko Tanka absence
I'll make you rich Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
Premium Member Poem Opportunities Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka life
Autumn Fire mohn, david Tanka autumn, tree
Little Bird: Keeble, Rick Tanka bird, humor
Slices of Splash Gupta, Probir Tanka blue, green, time, yellow
Window Gupta, Probir Tanka green, joy, water, yellow
Premium Member Poem Triple Wishes Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka feelings
Premium Member Poem Piers, at a Wedding Ward, Julia Tanka wedding
Premium Member Poem Woman Ward, Julia Tanka character, woman
The Science Of Colours Bosa, Diana Tanka color, deep, heaven, love,
i fly SriSudha, Kolachana Tanka bird
What Goes Around Comes Around Faries, Marissa Tanka allegory, allusion, freedom, humanity,
Sometimes you fail Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa, analogy
Evening calm Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
Back in the free state Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
To my fair-haired Jebulan, Joji Tanka art, cheer up, deep,
Glazing Luster Jebulan, Joji Tanka dedication, deep, emotions, for
Clock Jebulan, Joji Tanka courage, dedication, deep, devotion,
Legacy Jebulan, Joji Tanka creation, dedication, deep, inspirational,
Recurrent Jebulan, Joji Tanka absence, depression, destiny, devotion,
Retribution Jebulan, Joji Tanka absence, angst, death, deep,
The lion goes home Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
Guard my secret Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
Farewell Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
She weeps Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
A man is a baby Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
I'm the night Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
All night falls the rain Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
Premium Member Poem Seen At The Factory Ward, Julia Tanka language
The Sun Slowly Sets 10-5-16 Usvart, Hellig Tanka leadership
Going to Tim Horton's De Beaulieu, Darlene Tanka drink, food, rain
Premium Member Poem Lovely Wounds Ibeh, Edward Tanka allegory, hurt, irony, pain
Premium Member Poem Sing To Me, Nightingale Ibeh, Edward Tanka bird, music, sound
Premium Member Poem Halloween Night Ward, Julia Tanka halloween
Premium Member Poem Halloween Night Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka fantasy
CB tribute contest 1 Kannan, Supraja Tanka appreciation
Speak only to me Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa, age, april, bereavement
Talk to your brother Motaung, Pheko Tanka age, analogy
Song of the night Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
You are beautiful Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa, analogy, anniversary
Some of our wives Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
You think about him Motaung, Pheko Tanka absence
Be free to know Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
Follow the night Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
Walk in silence Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
I know why you cry Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
Premium Member Poem A Sandbox Ward, Julia Tanka child
Vermilion Leaf NUSKER, AFZAL Tanka autumn
All night she cries Motaung, Pheko Tanka autumn
The weak Motaung, Pheko Tanka autumn
Joy of Giving Kannan, Supraja Tanka care, joy, life
Premium Member Poem SAD Ward, Julia Tanka baby, divorce, sad
Premium Member Poem Resignation Thompson, Janis Tanka age, introspection
Autumn Begins Wilmoth , Kapri Tanka autumn, nature
PUNGENT Dutta, Anisha Tanka betrayal, senses
No Gupta, Probir Tanka flower, forgiveness, image, morning
Premium Member Poem Resignation Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka feelings
Giving Up to a Higher Power Howe, Jim Tanka love, prayer, religious
The corrupt Motaung, Pheko Tanka birth
When i come to you Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
A Prayer of Saint Terese Lisieux Howe, Jim Tanka devotion, prayer, strength
Premium Member Poem Greatest Fear Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka fear
Sometimes you forget Motaung, Pheko Tanka absence
I go to my wife Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
The classroom Motaung, Pheko Tanka age
When you look at me Motaung, Pheko Tanka age
A kiss scares me Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa, age, analogy
When you sing the blues Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
Long night thoughts Motaung, Pheko Tanka africa
Month of tears Motaung, Pheko Tanka autumn
To the revellers Motaung, Pheko Tanka autumn
Premium Member Poem LEGS CRY White, Darren Tanka body, pain, words
One by one Motaung, Pheko Tanka anniversary
Premium Member Poem Sad Sorrows Leiser, Laura Tanka angst, loss, sad
Premium Member Poem Lamentation Gorelick, Barbara Tanka sorrow
Displaced zubair, samiha Tanka pain, sad, scary
Lamentation for My Son Howe, Jim Tanka death, grief, love, sorrow
Premium Member Poem Proud third wheel Quigley, Elissa Tanka anniversary, blessing, celebration, dedication,
Premium Member Poem In The Garden Of My Heart Rose, Mystic Tanka longing
Premium Member Poem Regret Callus, Paul Tanka baby, sad
Premium Member Poem tanka X thirtyseven, scott Tanka spring, winter
Premium Member Poem Abandoned By Love Loo, Laura Tanka betrayal, conflict
Lamentation Gupta, Probir Tanka change, emotions, seasons
Premium Member Poem REQUIEM onclaud, nette Tanka loneliness, lost love
Premium Member Poem A Tanka of Lament Dietrich, Andrea Tanka age
MY DEAR Dutta, Anisha Tanka grief, lost love
Lament Bradfield, Larry Tanka sorrow
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