Tanka Adventure Poems | Tanka Poems About Adventure

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Dynamic Interlude


Frolicking in song
gliding along the shoreline
the heart cry out *Love...

intimate sunlight
painted on fleshly desire
ensnare wild passion,
the afternoon falls victim 
to hot love, carefree and *Fun 

two naked bodies roll endless
in warm seductive wet sand,
with each breath completion nears
perfect *Poetry


Poet ~ Rick Parise

Contest ~ "Fun and Frolic"

Copyright © Rick Parise | Year Posted 2011

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The Comet

        Solitary star
with a tail full of treasure;
 you've returned once more
from a vagabond journey...
  I so envy your freedom.


Copyright © Mark Massey | Year Posted 2016

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Aventuras Borradas

Cierra mi pensar.
Perdido, silencioso,
Azares anulados,
Hazañas suprimidas...

Copyright © Ruben Alejandro Hernandez Diaz | Year Posted 2015

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Live Life to the completely—
Seek always new adventures.
Find your destiny . . . 
	 Emphasis the positive . . . 
Always give your best effort!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, 
Schoeningen, Germany (November 12, 2014)
(Tanka poetic format)

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2014

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'Magical Poetry'

when your eyes caught mine I knew I was lost and found tacit LOVE remain the same umbrella provided the shade and FUN chilled drinks didn’t help to offset the heat produced our lips connected, pure bliss the beach has gone quiet now just us and our POETRY we are still making magic this time with our lips
by: Wilma N. Neels 050620111710 Contest : Fun & Frolic (3 forms) 3rd Place

Copyright © Wilma Neels | Year Posted 2011

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Kite Flying

the young boy running
his kite lifts into the sky
delighted laughter
his dreams no longer earthbound
oh, the possibilities


Copyright © Barbara Gorelick | Year Posted 2015

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Blossom {Haiku / Tanka / Haiku }

<                                      red ~ gold ~ brown ~ and .... green
                                        rustic ~ over - tures .... whistlers 
                                        harvest .......  happiness

                                        the ~ winds ~ mighty ..... gale
                                        speaks ~ to ~ enchanted .... forest
                                        time ~ to ~ turn ~ new ...... leaf
                                        for ~ autumn ~ has ~ once .... returned
                                        and ~ you ~ must ~ all ~ come ~ on ..... down

                                       braided ~ and ..... despaired
                                       yet ~ forges ~ on ~ right ..... ahead
                                       fall ~ colours .....  blossom

Entry For Linda Marie's
Harvest Of Happiness
Haiku/Tanka/Haiku - Contest
G.L. All

Copyright © Katherine Stella | Year Posted 2010

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The discussion point—
I Be, I Am, I Exist.
Being is presence.
	 Philosophers Rejoice, Yes . . . 
The mortal plane is confirmed!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, 
Schoeningen, Germany (November 12, 2014)
(Tanka poetic format) 

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2014

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Take A Breath

draw in many breaths

pure crisp cotton snowy air

jagged peaks beckon

snare young and old to challenge

death defying runs of ice

Copyright © Kimberly Shaw | Year Posted 2015

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Trillium's Three, Along Winding Roads

adventure, imagination, nature, places, travel
Trillium’s Three! ©

Three bright white petals
Three large green rounded leaves
Three ‘blasts’ the trillium white star 
Points them close look-see!


A long winding road 
Night opens two white bright strips
One going one way 
Another down its’ other way 
Around black routed highways!

Copyright © Diane M Quinlan | Year Posted 2015

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Army Rangers Rescue UFO Abductee

Up on  mountain top.
Just don't know how I got here.
Army Rangers  rescued me.
Says UFO kidnapped me.
Sure lucky I was let go.

Copyright © James Ray Morris | Year Posted 2013

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What A Beauty

<                                    beneath swollen ..... moon
                                      in pasture of...... rolling hills
                                      standing  ....hind quarters
                                      a beautiful black ...... stallion
                                      simply took my breath ........ away

Entry For
Rick Parise's 
A Memory Of Beauty
Tanka Contest
G.L. All

Copyright © Katherine Stella | Year Posted 2010

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Kite Tale

brisk boisterous wind
throws the joyous kite so high
caught by crescent moon
trailing twirling tail
toddler tugs the moon along

Copyright © Kimberly Shaw | Year Posted 2015

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My Boo

<                          halloween haunting's
                       black shoe polish foundation
                             ruby red lipstick
                       pillow stuffed under big dress
                        red white bandana for hair

                               spatula in hand 
                       eggbeater in dress pocket
                              pillowcase for loot
                       daddy's boots causing blisters 
                          aunt jemima memories 

Entry For
Paula Sweanson's
Halloween Of Tears Past

Tribute To Childhood Memories

Copyright © Katherine Stella | Year Posted 2010

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‘Space is fathomless
O clouds drifting on winds!’
Said the growing shoot:
'For reaching goals unbound
Dig your feet in ground'

Copyright © Mohammad Yamin | Year Posted 2012

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A traveler lost Far in unknown galaxies Afraid, uncertain Yet, fervent hope’s reborn When eyes behold one blue sphere ~*~

Copyright © Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick | Year Posted 2011

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Six Seater Airplane

As we rose on wings
The earth falling below fast
On wings of eagle 
Feeling as higher at last
Beauty of Canyon below

Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2010

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Your History

<                                 symbolic icon
                           abrupts captivating flight
                                    honoring fallen
                       amidst lined tombstone's marker
                             at historic Fort Snelling

Written By
Katherine Stella  8/8/11

Entry For Carolyn Devonshire's
Bald Eagle In Cemetery Contest
G.L. All

Copyright © Katherine Stella | Year Posted 2011

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the secular bay
surrounding the open wooden docks 
becomes my new home
I love to feel the sunshine
return to the outer zones



Copyright © Sandy Ivy D | Year Posted 2012

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The Last Climb

Bone chilled, numb fingers
fight to clench the precipice
in thin, frigid air
against the restless mountains
he releases his burdens.

Written on 5/26/2016
Traditional Tanka Contest

Copyright © Laura Leiser | Year Posted 2016

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Taking Turns

<                                       iron propeller
                                 sitting entrance to driveway
                                   slowly turning blades
                              like the hands of time on clock 
                                 longing for extra seconds 

                                    Hummingbirds buzzing
                              red gold blue and green headed 
                                    just waiting for turns
                               to capture it's own bountys
                                   succulant sugar water  

Written By 
Katherine Stella 9/13/2011

Entry For Francine Roberts
The View-A Tanka Contest
G.L. All

Copyright © Katherine Stella | Year Posted 2011

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Trembles and Thrills

One bright sunny day, We went to the carnival; My sweet love and me, We went on the Ferris Wheel; And I was trembling inside. It looked real high, Not a single but double; Hold onto me please, I had thrills mingled with fear; Only a bar held us in. My love held me close, Then we began to rise up; Oh my trembling heart, Up we went into the sky; My love whispered he loved me. When we reached the top, It came to a sudden stop; Talk about a thrill, With a bar for protection; The whole city below us. Then a gusty wind, My love kissed me with passion; The Ferris Wheel swayed, He reached into his pocket; Presenting me with a ring. Oh I was trembling, I said, yes, yes, yes, I will; We kissed long and deep, It was totally thrilling; To be stuck up in the sky. __________________________ November 4, 2015 Tanka For the contest, Trembles and Thrills, sponsor, Olive Eloisa Guillermo Second Place

Copyright © Broken Wings | Year Posted 2015

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Rock Climbing

My daughter and I Were rock climbing one morning We got up real high I reached the top of the rock And awaited my daughter Something went bad wrong Her rope came completely loose And she was falling I grabbed rope hard and tightly But she was slipping away I started to fall Caught myself nearly the end I heard a small voice Yelling up to me, pleading “Save yourself, just let me go”
And I had to…
Russell Sivey This is a fictitious poem . No events actually took place in my life. Entrant into Lisa Hiatt ~Dark Poetess "Letting go " contest 3/30/2012

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012

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The Snowy Mountains tanka contest

the snowy mountains
are silent and without life
a yeti appears
i wonder if i am just
imagining company

for Susan’s tanka contest

Copyright © jack horne | Year Posted 2012

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we found the flute player
in all the Sedona shops. . .
wandering in the dusk
rises from the red hills

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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In my bag of tricks
Lays the secret to safety
A feeling of sorts!
It will make you dance silly!
Out of my hat comes true love.

Silly, is it not?
That one man gave it all up.
Not to criticize.
But to fall in love again
With someone who understands.

John Monteblanco

"Bag of Tricks"

Copyright © John Monteblanco | Year Posted 2011

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Double Tanka   

A man of prestige      
a night in shining armor 
with one arm he lifts....
his gallant attire brushed pure-
heart aflutter, she submits....

With pink skies distant 
upon the mighty horse, one....
into the sunset
a beauty and her hero,
together, endless her dreams....

This is a story of how my brother in-law proposed to my sister(upon horseback)she 
was elated. Her hero for life, and also mine for protecting my sis and loving her through eternity. 


Copyright © Rick Parise | Year Posted 2010

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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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Cautiously I wade Through shallow waters at dawn Minnows tickle me My fishing hole waits for me catfish jump with the sunrise

Copyright © Rhonda Johnson-Saunders | Year Posted 2012

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Want to Fly

Flying through the air
Rocket strapped on my back.
Breeze blowing my hair.
Wild dream flying very fast
Knowing that I'm free at last.

"Tanka Me A Dream" contest by Jimmy Anderson

Copyright © Jimmy Anderson | Year Posted 2011