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Tanka Flower Poems | Tanka Poems About Flower

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The Flower of Youth

                   a playground’s laughter
                  fragrant in its innocence- 
                  jasmine soothes old ears
          whispered through a seasoned brier
           the perfumed blooms of childhood

                           02 Apr 2015

Copyright © david mohn | Year Posted 2015

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orange roses

on the day we met
he brought me orange roses
their vibrant colour
matching the fire in his eyes
I caress the soft petals

in the center of
my love's well tended garden
orange roses bloom
through tears I pick a bouquet
to brighten his lonely grave

Copyright © Francine Roberts | Year Posted 2013

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Amidst greenery Such beauty abounds in bloom Reaching to the sky This Oriental Lily Shows gorgeous colouration . The Stargazer lily was created in 1974 by Leslie Woodriff, a lily breeder in California. Woodriff called the new cross 'Stargazer', because the blooms faced towards the sky.

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2014

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a silent welcoming

she welcomed death peacefully, in her sleep... her flowers don't seem to know inviting guests to the yard
For Andrea's Tanka 2 contest 3/16/15

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2015

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Flower Prom

crocuses peering at rows of bright red tulips near the iris beds pansied faces have retired wilting in the warm sunshine flower prom begins as gentle winds kiss roses sunflowers steal show swaying to their own rhythm with stunning, huge blooms bridal veil flowers extend above azaleas bowing tenderly delightful sight to behold dance of marigolds frail petunias search for gentle dancing partners lily petals reach for petunias graciously prom lasts all summer

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2012

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A Field of Daisies

Emotion's color
pure innocent petals
blushing up at love 
smiling laughter on the wind
A happy field of daisies.

Copyright © Melani Udaeta | Year Posted 2014

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Faces the bright sun
In Fibonacci spirals
Yellow sunflowers
Serving as decoration
In the fields when are planted


Copyright © Nayda Ivette Negron | Year Posted 2016

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Color Coquelicot

Color Coquelicot Blazing Coquelicot paints famed Flanders Field Poppies on battle-scarred land. Honored too on coat lapels... war symbol of remembrance. Sandra M. Haight
~NA~ Premiere Contest: Kim's Color Splash Sponsor: Kim Rodrigues Judged: 07/14/2017 Rules: Write a Tanka or other brief poem using an unusual color choice along with a flower, plant, or tree Coquelicot, (coque·li·cot) originally another word for Poppy, and is the flower's orange tinted red color. Listen to pronunciation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5nR1X-QT1Y In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in war-torn fields to write a now famous poem called 'In Flanders Fields'. After the First World War, the poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance.

Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2017

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Harmonious Clearing of the Soul

Exhausting my skills To the tempered, fiber soul Timeless harmony I follow my heartstrings on Beyond glow of temptation Path in the forest Leads to grand open clearing Obscure light deepens Birds sing beyond the circle And flowers praise nature’s heights Simple minded eyes Dynamic pleasure moves on Leans over inside Heartfelt ties won’t gasp and leave Not to bring loss, frosty drought Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2014

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Calla Lilies

my morning coffee
while soaking up the sunshine
the Calla Lilies 
are a balm to my senses
I breathe in their rich fragrance

Copyright © Francine Roberts | Year Posted 2013

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dead of winter
poor rose bush
empty branches
but it pricks me when i pass
just sleeping it says

my son asks
where do roses go in winter
for once i can answer
why to pasadena son
to the rose parade

at fifty she was long gone
she’d pass a flower shop
but at the liquor store make a stop
where she’d pick four roses

Dave Austin

Copyright © daver austin | Year Posted 2015

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petals fall down

drifting on a spring breeze

to blanket the ground

reminiscent of the snow

but fragrant to the senses

Copyright © Francine Roberts | Year Posted 2013

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kash flower

kash flower changing the horizon not for the first time this autumn festival without my Dad ========000======== *Google 'kash flower' ========000========

Copyright © kash poet | Year Posted 2013

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last days

aromatic scent

of baby pink carnations

permeates the air

even as they hang their heads

while dying in their green vase

Copyright © Francine Roberts | Year Posted 2013

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Tanka 6

hibiscus blossoms
whipped by wild tropical winds . . .
flower flamencos
in pink, yellow and coral
dance in the flaming sunset

Copyright, March 30, 2015
Faye Lanham Gibson

Copyright © Faye Gibson | Year Posted 2015

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Lovely Lavender Rose

Love struck lavender.
Makes my heart sing once again.
Whence my eyes behold
whimsical beauty so rare.
Proof of love that's born at last!

for Rick Parise's contest "Tanka-1 or 2 only"
I chose lavender rose

Copyright © Deb Wilson | Year Posted 2013

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Stem to the Rose

Ones pillar of strength Edging towards it's flower On reaching their join Rich scented petals in bloom Where the stem and the Rose meet .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2014

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haven of flowers

   gyrates through a bee’s travel

      nectarines  reward

        the fertile dance of bloom’s life…

 weaving  sweet nature’s puzzle.

Contest: Life Is A Puzzle
Sponsor: Nayda Ivette Negron

Copyright © nette onclaud | Year Posted 2015

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Garden's Beauty

Its charm, its bloom
A gift of spring breeze
Disappears fast
Something not oozing from heart
Something borrowed doesn’t last

Copyright © Mohammad Yamin | Year Posted 2013

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I travel through life Trying to solve the puzzle Black orchid flowers My reward is to get one To fill my orchid haven Words to use - travel reward life puzzle haven flowers Contest: Life is a Puzzle Sponsor Nayda Negron

Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2015

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Kiss Upon The Nose

                                                   Kiss Upon The Nose

                                                 heaven fragrance temp
                                              fields of honeysuckle dance
                                                   emerges  unfurling
                                               gentle kiss upon the nose
                                                manifest joy, and color

© Eve Roper 3/29/2015

Copyright © Eve Roper | Year Posted 2015

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Scented Blooming Petals

thralled, now I'm allured with gentleness I approach blooming dew glistens scented petals aspire me velvet to the touch, I'm graced

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2016

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Lavender Rose

pure enchantment dwells
as a lavender rose blooms
a fairytale dream
the essence of ecstasy
is the sheer magic of love

delightful love whirls
rising forth in the warm spring
desire plays gently
amid fragrant soft petals
as lavender hue rises


Copyright © Tahera Mannan | Year Posted 2013

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Lavender Rose

A lavender rose
Placed on the bed beside her
Where he longs to be
He picked this rose just for her
True love without history

He feels so alone
The love just flows one way
Nature can be cruel
Without the gift of vision
She can't know love at first sight

Pick a Rose Contest

Copyright © Richard Lamoureux | Year Posted 2013

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Yellow Rose

Lovely yellow rose 
Is seen as warm token of
Genuine friendship.
Comes with no obligations
To sincerely say, "I care".

Love without passion
Freely given and received,
Yellow rose message.
A lover sends red roses.
A friend chooses the yellow.

Copyright © Joyce Johnson | Year Posted 2013

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Childhood Dreams

She bends to gather Getting flowers of her youth Her mother stands near Smiling with a certain warmth This is what childhood dreams are
Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2013

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The Virtuous White Rose

--**--The Virtuous White Rose--**--

White rose is holy
Matrimony pureness of
Bond between lovers.
Blessing  to Old Rome deceased’s
Chastity and innocence.

White Rose in myth and
Legend was tainted by blood,
Made blush from kiss, thus
Made it red and made it pink
Against its pride purity.

Copyright © Abdulhafeez Oyewole | Year Posted 2013

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Beautiful Rose Bud

Beautiful rose bud,
Colorful beautiful pink,
Ceramic pot holds
You daintily to show off;
Your pretty petals to all.

Copyright © Rainbow Promise | Year Posted 2015

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Beauty on the Vine

Bougainvillea 60 degrees Fahrenheit Enchanted moment Denizen of summer Purple petal, silent fall

Copyright © Delice Arleen Skelly | Year Posted 2015

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Love Notes

edible flowers
love notes
rose and lilac 
the years together 
you in each blossom

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2016