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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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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem Right Here In My Heart Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka feelings
Spring Hoffman, Terry Tanka nature, spring
Premium Member Poem Opalescent Jinxed Ring Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka dark
Travelling Through Forests Faries, Marissa Tanka appreciation, environment, nature, tree
The walk home Miller, Mike Tanka brother, child, school
The Choo Choo Herlihy, John Tanka journey, life
Premium Member Poem Catharsis Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka feelings
Premium Member Poem MY LORD AND SAVIOR Rodrigues, Kim Tanka christian
WHAT IS ODD Dutta, Anisha Tanka funny, irony
Premium Member Poem wild dreams Henderson, Charles Tanka dream
Hatred version three Abadilla, Marmandy Tanka anger, anti bullying, betrayal,
Hatred version two Abadilla, Marmandy Tanka anger, betrayal, dark, death,
Hatred Abadilla, Marmandy Tanka anger, anti bullying, betrayal,
Daijoubu Abadilla, Marmandy Tanka blessing, change, confidence, courage,
Shooting Star version two Abadilla, Marmandy Tanka change, confidence, courage, destiny,
Sayonara version three Abadilla, Marmandy Tanka character, cheer up, dedication,
Sayonara version two Abadilla, Marmandy Tanka appreciation, betrayal, change, cheer
Sayonara Abadilla, Marmandy Tanka betrayal, conflict, destiny, emotions,
Collateral Damage Miller, Mike Tanka blue, conflict, football, violence
Desert Summer Tano, Precioso Tanka storm, summer, sun, weather
Alter ego Tano, Precioso Tanka friend
Wagon Roads Herlihy, John Tanka life
Old Voices Herlihy, John Tanka life
Premium Member Poem Allies Soper, Joseph Tanka nature
Premium Member Poem Endless Dance: Wolf, White Tanka animal, dance, night, stars
Premium Member Poem A Sunny Day Crasto, Cecilia Tanka beach, fun, happy, sun
LOVELY TANKA Vincent, Messoh Tanka adventure, baptism
Feel the Drum Herlihy, John Tanka life
Time's Arrow Herlihy, John Tanka life
Small Black Birds Herlihy, John Tanka nature
Thief in Darkness Herlihy, John Tanka life
Light Snow Herlihy, John Tanka nature
the best unwritten poems Alhemaidy, Abdullah Tanka adventure, beauty, nature
Premium Member Poem Meteor Callus, Paul Tanka age, time
Sweet Love Aroma Alhemaidy, Abdullah Tanka love, romance, rose
The Flame Tree Herlihy, John Tanka life, nature
Oasis Tano, Precioso Tanka beauty, earth, environment, nature,
Premium Member Poem Art - Olaf Wieghorst Haight, Sandra Tanka art, beautiful, tribute
Beauty of Garden Dutta, Anisha Tanka appreciation, beauty, garden
Adrift Herlihy, John Tanka life
Premium Member Poem CONTRAST a tanka phrasis Strand, Brian Tanka inspiration, poetry
Premium Member Poem WHEN Rogers BLK PANTHER, VAL BROOKLYN Tanka care, humanity
Final Wish Herlihy, John Tanka death, life
Premium Member Poem Life at 50 Pett, Roy Tanka age, humor, sleep
Premium Member Poem Orange Dawn Parise, Rick Tanka love, nature
Premium Member Poem Tanka 04162017 Parise, Rick Tanka boy, rain
Goldfinches Bertin, John Tanka bird, food, yellow
Lovely Life Alhemaidy, Abdullah Tanka life
Premium Member Poem SHY LITTLE LULLABY Rogers BLK PANTHER, VAL BROOKLYN Tanka goodbye, kiss, sky
Your Face Dutta, Anisha Tanka appreciation, beautiful, beauty
Premium Member Poem Stars Stare Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka star
Premium Member Poem THE HUSTLER Rogers BLK PANTHER, VAL BROOKLYN Tanka beauty, celebrity, character, father,
Gazing Alone NUSKER, AFZAL Tanka sad
A vexation of mind groen, meru Tanka heart, kiss, love
Premium Member Poem Stargazing Parise, Rick Tanka art, love, nature, stars
Premium Member Poem moment Roberts, Seren Tanka sad
Archaeopteryxes Onderisin, Gary Tanka death, peace
Premium Member Poem Gazing at the Dawn Thompson, Janis Tanka day, morning, sky
Premium Member Poem River of Tears Callus, Paul Tanka war
Premium Member Poem Tears pachecho, connie Tanka death, faith, life
Lonely Raina, Meenakshi Tanka emotions, missing
A Painted Moment Gupta, Probir Tanka bird, blue, sky, symbolism
Premium Member Poem springtime Kendrick, Sara Tanka seasons
Passover Tanka 20170411 Deo, Anil Tanka allegory, celebration, christian, easter,
Contest - Tanka: Book of Love - Deo, Anil Tanka community, farewell, flying, friendship,
Haste hoffman, cheryl Tanka humor, race, work
Premium Member Poem Springtime Connell, Carol Tanka creation, god, nature, seasons,
Untold Ficklin, Lukas Tanka emotions, farewell, goodbye, i
Doorways To Love Seasons johnson, curtis Tanka animal, creation, emotions, humanity,
Premium Member Poem Christmas Tankas Connell, Carol Tanka bible, birth, christian, christmas,
Premium Member Poem MAYAPPLES Rodrigues, Kim Tanka nature
alone Ricci, Lisa Tanka imagination, perspective
Premium Member Poem Dreams Pett, Roy Tanka beauty, dream, spring
Premium Member Poem Dreams: Wolf, White Tanka analogy, dream, rainbow
Tanka One 20170410 Deo, Anil Tanka allegory, bible, christian, easter,
Premium Member Poem Once Turquoise Ward, Julia Tanka imagery
In A Breath Capitano, Phil Tanka beauty, joy
Thankful Tanka Capitano, Phil Tanka appreciation
Premium Member Poem BEEP BEEP Rodrigues, Kim Tanka childhood, nostalgia
Premium Member Poem RABBIT STEW Rodrigues, Kim Tanka childhood, nostalgia
Premium Member Poem Springtime Johnson, Joyce Tanka spring
Premium Member Poem Springtime Dietrich, Andrea Tanka spring
Doorway Kasperyan, Leileah Tanka dream, moon, morning, sleep
Premium Member Poem Painted Loo, Laura Tanka art, beautiful, love
Premium Member Poem ''Dusty'' Wings, Broken Tanka books, dream, lost
Love May, Joseph Tanka heart, moon
Premium Member Poem TANKA awhile Strand, Brian Tanka imagery
Premium Member Poem TANKA the form Strand, Brian Tanka health, peace
Premium Member Poem Gone in a Breath Anderson, John Tanka loss
Premium Member Poem Springtime Roper, Eve Tanka love, music
Premium Member Poem Lonely Krampe, Agnes Tanka depression, lonely
Premium Member Poem PAINTED Rodrigues, Kim Tanka art, creation
Premium Member Poem In A Breath Smith, Charlie Tanka death, life, perspective
Premium Member Poem The Last Leaf Dietrich, Andrea Tanka feelings
Premium Member Poem Butterfly: Wolf, White Tanka analogy, beauty, butterfly
Renewal Singh, Sushma A. Tanka birth, recovery from
Season Singh, Sushma A. Tanka birth, recovery from
Altruistic - U before I Yusoff, Fariq Tanka journey, joy, life, love
Old Paradise Street Bosa, Diana Tanka deep, heaven, love, magic,
SUMMER SHOW Dutta, Anisha Tanka summer