Tanka Religion Poems | Tanka Poems About Religion

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God is born

A virgin has sired 
        forth God,the sheep praying Him,
Earth racing for Him.

Those not among the sheep
Will hurl a sharp spear at Him.

Copyright © HONESTY OIMBO | Year Posted 2010

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LOVE God is always love Forever seek the kingdom; Praise the creator Keep giving what you can give Please endure until the end ANGELS Beautiful Heavens Protecting the meek ones earth Watching over us Helping us to cope with life Comforted with hope and trust MUSIC When you find rhythm You find your hearts inner core Celebrate the times Make them better than before Reminisce and dance all night

Copyright © humble b | Year Posted 2013

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Dance for Dionysus

Tanka/ Haiku

Drunken Roman Bacchante (1)  footnotes 
God of the Maenads'  (2)
Female appreciation
Tainted murderous servants

Maniacal twist
Hold each- a sensuous kiss
Trained not by hubris
Phalli held in revere
His spirit flows through rapture

Beloved Bacchus
Honors Ancient Helena
Amathia(3) scorns-                  
Succubus eat them alive
Gynarchy apothesized

Bacchanalians' (4)
Hold wild dances- Worship
Drunken honored god
Children and men torn apart
In a sensuous moment

Oh! Oh how we sing!
Dionysus flows his wine
How we rhyme and chime-
Frenzied ****ing in circle
Prove to Him our Miracle

"Your desires speak-
My beloved enchantress
Sweat, dance, Love for Me
Use My phallice, drink My wine-
Worship Me till end of Time"

Merry speak, Father
As life sprouts forth within spring-
   Priapic flower.

Mythical Treasure
Is the lie of unbelief
Common man’s relief
Under torch in deepest wood
Ladies did dance unrestrained
In religious ecstasy.

1. Bacchante- Greek & Roman Mythology A priestess or female votary of Bacchus

2. Maenads-Greek Mythology A woman member of the orgiastic cult of Dionysus.. A frenzied woman.

3   Amanthia-Myth & Legend / Classical Myth & Legend) (often capital) of or relating to the orgiastic rites associated with Bacchus
 it is roughly wisdom's opposite. It means recklessness, deep ignorance about oneself and the nature of the universe. It leads to 
 excess, impatience.  He irrationally rejects Dionysus and the new religion; his unthinking and uncompromising scorn for popular 
 piety and the new teachings is neither rational nor open-minded. But he is also very young, and his youth in part excuses his crimes

4 Bacchanalian (Myth & Legend / Classical Myth & Legend) (often capital) of or relating to the orgiastic rites associated with Bacchus

Copyright © Amy Green | Year Posted 2012

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Youth Minister

youth minister
relentlessly nice
afraid to spit on sidewalk
sermon spins zen

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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Nirvana's Form

Implosion of void
Nothingness found within
Nirvana inside
reincarnation renewed
Births forth into a guru

By Susan Mills

Copyright © Susan Mills | Year Posted 2010

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in the beginning, first being and creator: the shape shifting Cagn. foolish or man of wisdom; either helpful or tiresome.
In the shadow of a crag, overlooking the tarn, Coti gave birth to Cagn’s first creation, the eland. While she bathed in the crystal clear water, Cagn whisked the eland away and hid it – to be fed by him on wild honey. This is where the two brothers, Cogaz and Gewi, found the object of their father’s love and devotion and killed it. Cagn was distraught and ordered Coti to mix the blood of the eland with the fat of its heart in a cauldron over a fire. Cagn sprinkled this potion on the barren desert soil and a herd of eland sprang from it; which became the symbol of fertility to his clan and all people that followed.
tracking the eland, young boy hunts with tribesmen - running it to ground. arrows dipped in poison; hunter's knife slits eland’s throat. alone in her hut at her first menstruation: the Eland Bull Dance – the women become the cow; men mimic the eland bull
Poetry form: tanka prose (not listed here on PS) ******************************************************************** Glossary: The San Religion consists of the spiritual world and the material world. The modern Bushmen of the Kalahari believe in two gods: one who lives in the east and one from the west. Like the southern Bushmen, they believe in spirits of the dead, but not as part of ancestor worship. The spirits are only vaguely identified and are thought to bring sickness and death. Cagn (also known as /Kaggen) is the supreme god of the Bushmen of southern Africa. He is the first being and the creator of the world. He is a trickster god who can shape shift, most often into the praying mantis. The bushmen believe that Cagn’s favourite animal is the eland, which is the most spiritual animal in the religion. The eland appears in some of the rituals: boys' first kill, girls' puberty, marriage, and the trance dance. • A boy is taught how to track an eland and how to kill it. The boy will be considered an adult once he kills a big antelope, mainly the eland. The eland then gets skinned, and a broth is made with the fat and the collar bone. • The ritual for the girls' puberty starts when they get their first menstruation in which she becomes isolated in her hut. The women in the tribe do what is called an Eland Bull Dance, by which they imitate the eland cows’ behaviour when mating; while the the men act as an eland bull. This ritual is to keep the girl beautiful and peaceful and also free from hunger and thirst. • In a marriage ritual, the man gives the fat of the elands' heart to the woman's parents. Then the woman is anointed with the fat. • In the trance dance, the shaman tries to possess eland potency because the eland is considered to be the most potent of all. The shaman: When an eland is killed, they believe that there is a link that opens up between the cosmos. When this happens, the shaman dances and reaches a trance to enter the spirit world. Once in a trance, they are able to heal people and protect them from sickness, protect people from evil spirits, control weather, see the future, ensure good hunting, and basically look out for the well being of their group or tribe.

Copyright © Suzette Richards | Year Posted 2014

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Sun explodes on morn
Spring burst alive from the ground
Moon glowing at night
New born child’s first voice alive
Everywhere God surges

Copyright © cecil hickman | Year Posted 2014

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Friendship is a bond
It’s the best relationship
It’s a gift from God
Without it life loses charm
God is the very best friend

Copyright © Asif Andalib | Year Posted 2012

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A Spiritual Christmas Gifts to You

              A jolly old man
  Who makes your wishes come true
            A joy of Christmas
    Brings such special gifts to you
      She waits for him patiently

          Underneath the tree
  Sprinkled with faith and hope too
               My love is a gift
     Two are kindness and giving
       Three is a promise to you

           I give you my heart
        Filled with a decoration
             Now and forever
         A sweet communication
         Near to me or far apart

           Yolaine Armitage

Copyright © Yolaine Armitage | Year Posted 2011

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Good Friday

Hot cross buns we eat
As we think of him today
Easter eggs remind
us of new spring life on earth
Our families together

Copyright © Emma Buckeridge | Year Posted 2011

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Boxing Day

Christians falling
in love with the Messiah....
a midwinter gift
this day after Christ born day
an endowment of love’s truth.

Boxing day/Uk   For Deborah Guzzi  Winter's Holy Days Contest

Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2011

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Desert Religions

so many
worship authoritarian gods
of the desert
reminding us of the spirit
that is in fact us

wind deiven
sands greet me every morning
of my life
in god's living presence
I look up once more and know

the name
escapes me day and night
resting quietly
it comes and rests in my heart
and breathes me with a song

of night-blooming jasmine
beckons me
to sleep and dream of  love
the hot sun awakens my thirst

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2016

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The religious leaders

We can’t depend on
The religious leaders
They don’t know the Truth
But they preach for their living
They are now commercial

Copyright © Asif Andalib | Year Posted 2012

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Apocalyptic Now

The way is not seen
The blinding lights are heavy
Covering my eyes 
Long lines of saints and sinners
This world is nearing an end

Copyright © shane solomon | Year Posted 2011

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Isis trawls the Nile,
Finds thirteen dismembered parts,
The phallus missing,
Sings, resurrects Osiris,
Fashions gold phallus, conceives.

Copyright © jack horne | Year Posted 2011

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Character and habit

Habits can be changed
But characters can’t be changed
So make good habits!

God would make His character
Much more better if He could!

Copyright © Asif Andalib | Year Posted 2011

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Epitome of Song of Songs

Chapter 1:
Love is more than wine,
Sun has tanned me for I`m black,
~Siblings punish me,
You are like chariots of gold;
strong,fair;pleasant to behold.

Chapter 2:
I`m rose of sharon,
My beloved`s fruits have sweet taste,
His voice leaps on hills,
I seek thy face and voice,Love!,
Be like hart;for we are one.

Copyright © olusegun Arowolo | Year Posted 2011

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Rust Corrodes

Rust Corrodes Our World,

Infecting While Eating Us,

Corrupting our soul.

Justice Grinding To A Halt

Love And Mercy Falls Apart.

Written for the "Rust" Contest.

Copyright © Christopher Bunton | Year Posted 2011