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Tanka Winter Poems | Tanka Poems About Winter

These Tanka Winter poems are examples of Tanka poems about Winter. These are the best examples of Tanka Winter poems written by international PoetrySoup poets

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Fear of God

    Fear of God
The Crackling ice
Put the fear of God in you
When you see a
A crack under your feet
Run the length of the ice.

Copyright © Steven Siegel | Year Posted 2015

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the wind
blowing on new fallen snow
a frozen aroma
that lingering perfume
since you left

thinking out
a winter window
i feature you a flake of snow
i tried to touch and hold
but gone in a moment forever

Dave Austin

Copyright © daver austin | Year Posted 2015

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Lethal Sticks

Catapulting ice falling from my roofs gutters dangerous to all. Don’t walk or stand beneath it; or you may end up impaled!

Copyright © M. L. Kiser | Year Posted 2015

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A Winter In Yosemite

gentle flakes drift down
   to soften the valley floors
      while lacing the trees
         with the silent retelling
             of ancient native legends

winding brooks of glass
   shimmer as they meander 
       through meadows of gleaming frost
         A crystalline bridal veil
             adorns the cathedral cliffs 

granite monoliths,
   crafted by glacier giants,
      surround this valley...
        hovering, as if to guard
         the peace in God's gift to earth

For Brian Strand's Contest: #223

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2008

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Changing Face Winter

Autumn’s nakedness
becomes robed in virgin snow
footprints prove there’s life,
yet the secrets of springtime
in hibernation till birth.

© Harry J Horsman 2013   

Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2013

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Winter Night

Frost and moonlight mimic my unwritten page but barren trees have printed inky shadows across the brittle earth
__________________________ 11//8/13 For Francine's Contest: Fall or Winter Tanka

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2013

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Silent Winter Days

Silent Winter Days ( Tanka Suite) Twinkling stars at night within a soft snowflakes kiss silent winter days happy the snowflakes dancing as the quietly come and go Tracking through the snow on the way a deer appears such a joyous sight natures winter wonderland ice crystals everywhere Silver moonbeams fall tea-rose skies creating a glow reflecting wonders golden yellow and bright red putting on a winter show Gleaming in the sky pine trees dressed in lacy white transformed magic land covered with soft silent snow displaying winter with grace Erich J.Goller Copyright 12 5.2011

Copyright © Erich Goller | Year Posted 2012

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Winter Dusk

The first crescent moon
Following the setting sun
With Saturn above
In the clear December sky
I send a wish to a star

Copyright © Jim Wilson | Year Posted 2008

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Winter Tale

     Snow falling downwards
Starts to turn city streets white
      Eyes peer from windows 
Wide open they see the changes
We have not yet conquered nature

Copyright © Matthew Anish | Year Posted 2016

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Graceful Deer -- Tanka Contest

Deer are so pretty
As they stand against the snow
And they are graceful 
As they leap over fences
To come to the stream and drink

Copyright © Isaiah Zerbst | Year Posted 2012

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High winds churl, howling
calling forth their minions
open wide the gates
the battle will be long, fierce!
through the mountains, hills and vales

Copyright © Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick | Year Posted 2013

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Early Winter Snow 2

TANKA  (American Style)

white powdery flakes
flutter down like fairy wings
early winter snow
softer than a feather's touch
kiss the grass then fade away

(Japanese Style)

downy snowflakes
feathery touches
trace my eyelids brush my lips
fairy kisses on my hair
winter delight

Note: Rules require no punctuation, no title. I am a beginner in writing Haiku and/or Tanka in the Japanese style. 

Copyright © Cona Adams | Year Posted 2014

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old folks
warmly dressed
out with rakes and hoes
try to inveigle
a new spring

Dave Austin

Copyright © daver austin | Year Posted 2014

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Winter Tears

Dark, December days
dim brightest holiday lights
and silence sleigh bells.
She grieves for summer's sunlight
as tears fall like bitter snow.

Copyright © Rhonda Johnson-Saunders | Year Posted 2013

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Winter Fades

                                                      warming myself
                                                 before a crackling fire
                                                      I close my eyes --
                                                    winter fades away
                                                when I'm in your arms

For Francine Robert's
Fall or Winter Tanka contest

Copyright © Kim Merryman | Year Posted 2013

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Winter is Coming

                                                          Winter is coming
                                                 feels the coldness in the air
                                                     snow is everywhere
                                               cascading from heaven's floor
                                            turned things white like diamonds


Copyright © MariaDiding SajSam | Year Posted 2013

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Tanka 12

	Tanka 12
	dark skies fuel  
	my melancholy mood 
	winter’s cold rain  
	dampens down my writing mind
	deadens my ways with words

Copyright © Jack Jordan | Year Posted 2013

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Winter Sightings

Wintertime sightings
kissing under mistletoe
snowboarding down hill
overcoat, mittens and gloves
Olympic competitions

Copyright © Valerie Staton | Year Posted 2014

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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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SUMMER WEDS WINTER icy angels fall they coat white the earthly grounds lovers rest up-close thawing the cold-blooded air summer heat weds winter chill _______________________________ Visual #7 Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich Contest Name: Get Romantic Placed 6th O.E.Guillermo 8:17 pm, March 04, 2015

Copyright © Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser | Year Posted 2015

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Winter Light

the red glow
of the setting sun 
in the bare trees
see the empty bird nests 
through the cold, clear air

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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It's Winter

Frozen lake-water, Damp eyelids,misty breath, Foggy-streets' dim lights, Silvery-green valleys, Leafless trees,concrete boughs.
written on: 7-11-2013

Copyright © Kiran Bantawa | Year Posted 2013

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winter sunrise

a winter sun rise
barren trees aglow with frost
a blanket of snow
alit like fire from the sun
cover all that once was green

Copyright © Anne Hessler | Year Posted 2013

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Winter's End

Winter fades away

Like pain forgotten after

Joy of giving birth…

When at last sweet fertile Spring

Delivers her promises.

Contest: Winters End
Sponsor: Skat A

Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2015

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Cold Winter Is Here

 Cold   winter is here  
 Radiant   snow   covered   ground  

 Desiccated   air  

 Candy   cane   fragrant   aroma  

 Winter bringing out the best

Copyright © Rachel Hoyt | Year Posted 2013

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Winters Litter

Broken sticks and limbs littering the snow-clad ground; remnants of a storm. Winter’s tantrum, rages on; there’ll be fewer trees, in spring.

Copyright © M. L. Kiser | Year Posted 2015

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*** Cold is the morning. Lifeless the landscape of snow; Raw the hostile wind. Yet, there is a beauty still; That Winter unveils. *** ________________________________ June 21, 2014 Tanka Submitted to the contest, 1in 4: Choose Your Season, sponsor Andrea Dietrich Third Place

Copyright © Broken Wings | Year Posted 2014

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some ice on the eaves a reminder of winter outside of its time like the avant-garde artist unable to raise desire ************************** 4/27/15 ************************** Contest - Syllables of Wisdom 3 Sponsor - Silent One ************************** 3rd place win

Copyright © Julia Ward | Year Posted 2015

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Winter Gravestone

winter gravestone
dash between dates
father's life
the upstairs transmitter
where you rocked the world with code*

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2016

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Winter Holiday

A blue hue surround Snowy cottage in the hills Frozen wispy frost Cold enamored scenery Certain winter holiday
Russell Sivey Entrant into Debbie Guzzi's "Any Five Lines" contest 11/28/2012

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012