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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.

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List of Tanka Poems

Note: The forms for these tanka poems were selected by the poet. Often poems are assigned the wrong form. Please confirm the accuracy of the poetic form before referencing the poem.


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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories
Premium Member Poem Cruising Along The Waves, Burn,Tick-tock Quinlan, Diane M Tanka fire, sea
Premium Member Poem Stained Windows Martin, Thomas Tanka art, bible
Premium Member Poem The Chaplain Martin, Thomas Tanka appreciation, death, war
Silent harmony May, Joseph Tanka life
Premium Member Poem Bluejay Martin, Thomas Tanka bird, death, feelings
Premium Member Poem Origami Boat Skelly, Delice Arleen Tanka lost love, love hurts,
Premium Member Poem Intelligence Bateman, Gary Tanka allegory, growth, imagination, inspirational,
Premium Member Poem Stupidity Bateman, Gary Tanka allegory, depression, discrimination, emotions,
Premium Member Poem Up Late Martin, Thomas Tanka appreciation, beach, beauty, moon,
Premium Member Poem Autumn Petersen Potter, Dorian Tanka autumn, color, nature, seasons
Universal threads - Lexi May, Joseph Tanka mystery
Premium Member Poem sleeping Martin, Thomas Tanka blessing, environment, nature
Premium Member Poem SMOKED EYES Quinlan, Diane M Tanka truth
Premium Member Poem NEW DISCOVERIES Quinlan, Diane M Tanka conflict
Premium Member Poem Dreams Wander Quinlan, Diane M Tanka dream, flower
Premium Member Poem Youth Minister Martin, Thomas Tanka emotions, feelings, religion, spiritual,
Sea poetry Dom, Michael Tanka poems, poetry, sea
Premium Member Poem Balzac Martin, Thomas Tanka books, fun, old, writing
Premium Member Poem My Father Martin, Thomas Tanka absence, appreciation, death, father
Premium Member Poem Summer Night Martin, Thomas Tanka desire, girl, husband, love,
Premium Member Poem The Forest Skelly, Delice Arleen Tanka inspirational, nature, spring
Letting Go Miller, Mike Tanka bereavement, lost love
Premium Member Poem The Red Truck Martin, Thomas Tanka bio, childhood, memory
Premium Member Poem Festive Mother's Day Passage Sankey-Lewis, Iris Tanka bio
Miracle Sticks Kiser, M. L. Tanka art, poetry, winter, words
Premium Member Poem The Woodlands Martin, Thomas Tanka beauty, bird, flower, lost
Premium Member Poem Golden Gorse Skelly, Delice Arleen Tanka inspirational, summer, sun, uplifting
Premium Member Poem Southern Plantations Petersen Potter, Dorian Tanka america, history, home, house
Premium Member Poem Blush Merryman, Kim Tanka love, rose
Premium Member Poem Green Ananconda Staton, Valerie Tanka animal, death, food, water
Premium Member Poem Praying Mantis Staton, Valerie Tanka food, insect
Premium Member Poem Crespuscular Rays Staton, Valerie Tanka blue, kiss, sea, sun
Premium Member Poem Sea Slaps Shore Staton, Valerie Tanka anger, sea, sky
Premium Member Poem Cantankerous Pup Staton, Valerie Tanka animal, dog
Premium Member Poem Rabindranath Tagore--1861-1941 Martin, Thomas Tanka appreciation, deep, growth, may,
bluish flowers Ward, Julia Tanka boat, flower
Premium Member Poem Caring Hands Sankey-Lewis, Iris Tanka bio
Premium Member Poem Joy Bateman, Gary Tanka allegory, celebration, dream, feelings,
the estuary Ward, Julia Tanka river, weather
Premium Member Poem Despair Bateman, Gary Tanka allegory, change, courage, emotions,
Premium Member Poem Great Blue Heron Martin, Thomas Tanka appreciation, beautiful, bird, blue,
Premium Member Poem Man in the Moon Martin, Thomas Tanka beauty, childhood, moon, stars
Memories Medida, Jonathan Tanka happiness, heart, love, love
Premium Member Poem Pickup Line For Contest Martin, Thomas Tanka baseball, humorous
Premium Member Poem Lovebugs Roper, Eve Tanka april, car, may
Premium Member Poem A Mothers Ears Roper, Eve Tanka children, mother, senses
Premium Member Poem The Drawing Board Sankey-Lewis, Iris Tanka bio
Weathered Heart Miller, Literrius Tanka beautiful, deep, desire, emotions,
At the Track Harris, Rochelle Tanka car, funny, humorous, race
Premium Member Poem Blessed Mother And The Lamb Of God Roper, Eve Tanka spiritual
blackbird Ward, Julia Tanka bird
Premium Member Poem Mitakuye Oyasin Martin, Thomas Tanka angst, girlfriend, hurt
ice Ward, Julia Tanka art, winter
Premium Member Poem tanka 10 Geiger, Paul Tanka humorous
Sensual Senses in a Tanka Harris, Rochelle Tanka imagery, love, senses, sensual,
Premium Member Poem When She Walks Fraser, James Tanka beauty, cute love, desire,
Premium Member Poem Stepping Stones Ackerson, Mark Tanka beauty, death, life, nature
School Life Dombroski, Timothy Tanka dream, education
Premium Member Poem Friends Meeting House Martin, Thomas Tanka age, analogy, christian, inspiration
Svelte Ward, Julia Tanka beach, sexy
The Courtiers Letter leake, kevin Tanka longing, love, lust
parched Ward, Julia Tanka nature
Falling Leaves Ward, Julia Tanka nature, weather
Premium Member Poem I, Icon Roper, Eve Tanka desire, image
Rain Dance Udaeta, Melani Tanka nature, rain
Premium Member Poem I, Courtesy Icon Haight, Sandra Tanka inspirational, wisdom
Premium Member Poem Scars on the Heart Fraser, James Tanka beauty, future, love, people,
Pastel Fields Kiser, M. L. Tanka flower, nature, rose, spring
PROFESSOR Ram Krishna, Singh Tanka depression
edelweiss Ward, Julia Tanka flower, mountains, snow
Premium Member Poem Cambridge Time Martin, Thomas Tanka bio, girlfriend, summer
Premium Member Poem London Time Martin, Thomas Tanka autumn, bio, i miss
Seesaw Ward, Julia Tanka relationship
Black Squirrel -Tanka- Jones, Cynthia Tanka beautiful
petrel Ward, Julia Tanka bird, christian, sea
Premium Member Poem BOXES austin, daver Tanka conflict
Hard Workers Kiser, M. L. Tanka angel, animal, nature, spiritual
Premium Member Poem Tanka 4 Gibson, Faye Tanka beauty, moon, night, tree
Premium Member Poem Tanka 2 Gibson, Faye Tanka longing, memory
Premium Member Poem - You Captured My Heart - Andresen, Anne Lise Tanka life, love, uplifting
Premium Member Poem Imaginary Fear Martin, Thomas Tanka birth, death, life, remember,
Premium Member Poem Give Joy Shaw, Kimberly Tanka blessing, giving, heart, hope,
Premium Member Poem Tanka- Richards, Carrie Tanka love, marriage, nature
Premium Member Poem Kite Flying Gorelick, Barbara Tanka adventure, imagination
The Flower of Youth mohn, david Tanka childhood, nostalgia
Flight 4U 9525 Callus, Paul Tanka flying
Premium Member Poem shrinking snow cornish, craig Tanka memory
Outcast relish, poesy Tanka angst, depression, longing, sad,
All These Syllables -Double English Form Tanka- Jones, Cynthia Tanka art
Premium Member Poem Early Season Moth Jordan, Richard Tanka lonely, spring
Premium Member Poem One New Tanka Shaw, Kimberly Tanka grief, sorrow
Helping Hand Samelo, Maria Paz Tanka giving, happiness
Premium Member Poem a spring storm Kendrick, Sara Tanka life, nature
Heartache Nunez, Kim Patrice Tanka lost love
She Punishes Monteblanco, John Tanka lost love
Premium Member Poem Tanka Dietrich, Andrea Tanka childhood
Receding Shoreline A. Sharma, Dr. Upma Tanka betrayal, depression
Full Moon Fever Malik, Abdul Tanka metaphor, moon
Aware Hunter, Adam Tanka nature
Sleepless Night Villarosa, Noel Tanka good night, night, sleep,