Tanka Tree Poems | Tanka Poems About Tree

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The Solo Dancer - Tanka to Sonnet

Alone atop a hill,
   an ornamental willow
             dances in the breeze.
Long limbs form a lovely gown
    that gracefully sweeps the ground.

Adored by the sun,
    the willow is not weeping.
                        She blooms rosily!
April’s first shower has passed;
       for the sun alone, she shines.

The Solo Dancing Ornamental Tree (new title for the sonnet version)

An ornamental tree with willow leaves
upon a promontory stands alone.
In April’s breeze, each limb, cascading, weaves
with fragrance. She is dancing on her own.

I wonder how she came to be at all.
Her roots lie in a solitary place
where few traverse to spy her - lithe and small -
there moving in rain’s aftermath with glee.

In small degrees, the sun has climbed the sky.
No longer pallid, he is smiling down
upon the swaying willow. By and by,
Her graceful limbs shine like a lacquer gown.

Her lovely blooms have opened to expose
The splendid blush of buds with hue light rose.

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2013

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Weeping Willow - Tanka - Your Welca

hey there willow bank admire your hanging eyes  mine are far from dry withdraw tears another time now...i’ll cry you a river

Copyright © Maurice Yvonne | Year Posted 2014

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Flowers on the Tree

Vibrant flowers bloom
Across the old mango tree
Teaches a lesson
That youth blossoms from the old
Yet the old are the sweetest

Copyright © Mike A. | Year Posted 2010

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Dancing Geisha

Dazzling carmine leaves dance like fair Geisha on a Japanese Maple. Shapely arms, curving branches, bend in cadence with the wind. ~~ July 1st, 2017 ~~ *Carmine is a pigment of a bright-red color, as is most often used by Geisha to color their lips.

Copyright © Lin Lane | Year Posted 2017

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Peach Tree

Glossy glow velvet
Sunripe peach tree high up
Nectar beckons now
Reach up high to grab the light
Glossy glow of peaches grow

Copyright © Susan Mills | Year Posted 2010

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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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Hobby Farmer

Withdrawn for publication.

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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Natures Umbrella


  a weeping willow

    never really shedding tears

      nature's umbrella

        branches trailing to the ground

          green leaves sparkling in the wind

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2013

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Mango Tree - The Mirrored Tanka Style

~Mango Tree~ (Mirrored Tanka) Mango falls from tree Ripe, delicious and so sweet Mango tree so tall It gives such a tasty fruit Mango drops near top of head Mango drops near top of head It gives such a tasty fruit Mango tree so tall Ripe, delicious and so sweet Mango falls from tree Dorian Petersen Potter aka ladydp2000 copyright@2011
November.22.2015 Authors notes: This is a Mirrored Tanka style.

Copyright © Dorian Petersen Potter | Year Posted 2015

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Icy Repose

Trees are glazed and bent.
In silent chill they breathe on
laden down with ice
laced with delicate design.
Winter's majesty unfolds.

for Tanka Me Fall Or Winter contest
written 11/7/2013

Copyright © Deb Wilson | Year Posted 2013

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Tree Lined Avenue

Tree lined avenue Ochres and yellows display Graciously they fall In carpet gown, soil enriched In life they shone, now they're gone .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2014

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Tanka 8

night blooming jasmine--
drifting sultry scent beguiles
windowing inward

the spring blood moon silhouettes
swaying lace clad lake cypress 

Faye Lanham Gibson
April 7, 2015

Copyright © Faye Gibson | Year Posted 2015

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Carrion Watchers

Through the mists they land Carried by darkened wings, spread Sensing, they await Suspended death in decay Inhumanities now shared .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2015

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Succumbing to Time

Derelict now cold Mossed stones in sporadic spill Ageing arms out spread They, competing for the light Sadly, both succumb to time .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2015

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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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The Finches

They're singing. They are.
The finches. They sing beauty.
That tree is their house.
How charming! Birds, music, tree.
And the sun, friendly, like them.


Tanka Contest 3rd place
Contest Judged:  4/27/2014
Sponsored by: Amy Green

Copyright © Ivo Cosentino | Year Posted 2014

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during the wind storm
Nature grumbles
trimming the trees 
disgruntled homeowners 
gather in much disarray

31 March 2015

Copyright © Reason A. Poteet | Year Posted 2015

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Lost/ Verschollen/ Desaparecido (Sentanka)

A drought ridden land
And miles and miles yet to go
Into uncertainty

A dream lost in desert sands
All tracks of existance wiped out


Ein ausgedörrtes Land
Und noch Meile für Meile zu gehen
Hinein ins Ungewisse

Ein Traum verloren im Wüstensand
Ausgeöscht alle Spuren des Seins


Una tierra secada
Y milla por milla para ir
Hacia lo desconocido

Sueño perdido en la arena del desierto
Todas las trazas de ser borradas

Note: Ludwig Leichhardt (1813-1848) was a German explorer, zoologist, botanist and
geologist. In 1842 he came to Australia to study its mostly unknown nature. He wrote a
diary on his first expedition (1844/45), titled "Journal of an Overland Expedition in
Australia 1844-1845. This ebook is available from the Australian Explorers Journals page.
His second expedition in 1848 failed and he started again on a third expedition in 1848 to
find a cross-country route from the cattle station McPherson (Queensland) to Perth
(Western Australia). He and other expedition members were lost in the desert. Two rescue
expeditions in 1858 ans 1869 ended unsuccessful. Only in 2006 a small copper plate was
found by an Aboriginal with Leichhardt's name engraved fixed to remains of a  half burnt
rifle which hung in a Baobab tree near the Simpson Desert. The tree was merked with the
letter "L"

Copyright © Gert W. Knop | Year Posted 2010

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Days of Fall

The wind is blowing
Scattering the fallen leaves
From the Maple trees
Covering the barren ground
With the color of amber


Copyright © Jan Cannon | Year Posted 2013

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One Lonely Tree

It weathered harsh storms

and grew to be very strong

but the day soon came

when life was taken from it    

so that Another would die   

One Lonely Tree  07/31/14

Copyright © Noelle Devereau | Year Posted 2014

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Calm Lake

calm warm silent lake
nothing much but pure mirror,
the big moon, cute stars,
the pretty shades of gray clouds,
the dark shadows of tall trees

Copyright © Abdullah Alhemaidy | Year Posted 2016

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Winter Trees

Dart anywhere:
"lonely, mournful; please return",
picked from limb by limb--
hold them to your aching chest;
they are all alone with you

Copyright © Marisa Faller | Year Posted 2014

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Mississippi Crossing

beneath live oaks on east bank
thousands of frogs 
sing their songs in unison
my heart keeps time

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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A Forest Child


Tree seen in forest
Is one of many thousands
Showing its branches
Now to me, a forest child:
One needing Christ's redemption

Copyright © Julia Ward | Year Posted 2015

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Witch's Tree

The witch’s tree of old Where it’s said witches reside They wait for people And once they are close enough They spring out and curse each one
Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012

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Gifts of the Trees

The gift of the trees, Fresh oxygen and lumber; A place in the shade To ponder whispering leaves; Beautiful leaf serenades!

Copyright © M. L. Kiser | Year Posted 2014

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A Tree

I planted a tree
So tall and strong it has grown
Branches reaching out
It protects me from the Sun
But the rain falls through the leaves

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2010

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In Becoming a Forest

In the need of trees To become the forest here Abide by the realm Of peculiar openness Listing immaculate peace
Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2013

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Upon the Tree

Scent of the pine boughs stir thoughts of his first Christmas… Today, his large hand fondles the tiny snowman that says “Welcome Home, Grandson” Inside one snowglobe a replica of full house Cars fill the driveway… The wind-up music box plays my wish of “Joy to the World” Footsteps long silenced… Cookie crumbs litter the rug a new puppy naps… Needles are dropping, and lone shiny globe says “Contentment”
……………………………………………….. For Linda Marie’s Contest: “Santa’s Surprise” By Carrie Richards 12/30/11

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2011

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Grieve, Mimosa tree

Grieve, mimosa tree

Silky pink petals, a wreath

Create canopy

Guard love one, at peace, beneath

Your presence shall ever haunt

Copyright © theresa stephens | Year Posted 2015