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Tanka Devotion Poems | Tanka Poems About Devotion

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Details | Etheree |

HEAR THOSE BELLS (Etheree and Tanka combined)

HEAR THOSE BELLS (Etheree and Tanka combined)

those bells
wedding bells
one plus one    two
it is a magic time
when promises are made
a lifetime commitment     two
at the time so easy to do
but  there will surely be many trials
two souls in a give-and-take arrangement

many couples fail
fail to give each other space
space to know themselves
and those who weather the storms
owe thanks to god’s bright angel’s

Copyright © daver austin | Year Posted 2010

Details | Tanka |

Swinging on a star

of all love spoken

  his words to me said it best

    for "eternity"

      love you more then there are stars

        a timeless and countless love...

By: Sharon Ruebel
Form: Tanka

For Linda-Marie's "Swinging on a Star Contest"

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2012

Details | Tanka |


everyone said he was too small for a good watch dog.... why did he leave such a big hole in our hearts?
.................................... 3/24/15 For Andrea's Contest: Tanka 3 Return To Top Ten

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2015

Details | Tanka |

night time's starlight moon

night time’s starlight moon
curdles the whey of longing
clouds mask heart’s desire
trembling arms reach out to you
train whistles haunt the captives

Copyright © Debbie Guzzi | Year Posted 2011

Details | Tanka |

I love you Mom

Mom is still with me

   her body and soul are here

       sadly her eyes stare

           she has outlived destiny

                only memories remain...

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2011

Details | Tanka |


From the window seat 
my eyes search the surf and sea
a shadow glistens 
across the sand where you were
as the sun sets my heart falls

Each day spent watching
natures ebb and flow returns
leaving me behind
the waves echo your message
patiently i wait...

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2013

Details | Tanka |

The Lake

    Quietly i move

        a favorite place by the lake

             the loons songs echo

                 reverberating my depths

                      imagining you there still...

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2013

Details | Tanka |

Faded signature

an old photograph

gazing into each other

my heart remembers

a summers day long ago

faded signature with love...

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2012

Details | Tanka |

Baseball Stance

Baseball Stance

No gym bars for him,

this big boy on the playground,

intently waiting.

With baseball stance, glove in hand...

eyes, mind only on the ball.

November 22, 2015

Contest: Oil Paintings 4 & 5
Sponsor: Eve Roper
Painting #4

Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2015

Details | Tanka |

Our National Strength

The brave and the free,
Lain to rest for liberty.
Honor forgotten.
Souls sacrificed, protecting.
Sovereignty wrought with valor.

Copyright © Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen | Year Posted 2011

Details | Tanka |


My light will guide you
Though obstacles crowd your way
Your future shines bright
You will make it through unscathed
Here I stand to keep you strong

Copyright © Sean Tracy | Year Posted 2014

Details | Tanka |


borne on night breeze --
visions of you
the feel of your touch
now yesterday’s rose

love in spring
brought gifts in fall --
such happiness
clutching love tightly
I greet the new dawn 

Copyright © Charles Henderson | Year Posted 2013

Details | Tanka |

Love Is Giving

Love is divine
Love is giving
Seek no swap
Enhance your mental range
Love not for exchange.
Sintra, Portugal 24-01-2015

Copyright © Mohammad Yamin | Year Posted 2015

Details | Tanka |

Last Night

eye gazes tender

taunting glint, my heart beat skips

strokes each dear finger

universe slows for our love

undressed my smile with moist kiss

Poetry Contest:  Tanka 3
Sponsor:   Andrea Dietrich

Copyright © Kimberly Shaw | Year Posted 2015

Details | Tanka |

Valley of Love

Lost in love’s valley
Like fragrance of a rose 
In the morning breeze
I’ll not be I then
I’ll then be you.

(Inspired by the seventeenth century mystic poet
 of Sindh Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai’s poetry)

Sintra, Portugal 25/01/15

Copyright © Mohammad Yamin | Year Posted 2015

Details | Tanka |

Time Stand Still Please

Under  the canopy of trees
               Just   my love and me
Gently he holds my hand
               Draws me close to caress
Tenderly...Time stand still please

Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2010

Details | Tanka |

One Kiss Bliss

Secreted are we
Our bliss every night one kiss
Meet at Mt. Uka*
As O-Kuni-Nushi and
Suseri-Hime once did 

Escape jealousy
Our bliss every night one kiss
A dearth show of love
For now it must be enough
Our rapture depends on it

Foresight favors us
Our bliss every night one kiss
Sapient virtues
Chaste restraint, infinite wait
Choice removed- prorogued passion.

A. Green-
O-Kuni-Nushi and Suseri-Hime (lovers in Japanese mythology)
build their palace at the foot of Mt. Uka. 

Copyright © Amy Green | Year Posted 2012

Details | Tanka |

Her Hungering Demands

She, in natures bloom Pulsating lips now craving Hungering demands I to thee in loving call Creativity of two .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2014

Details | Tanka |


always save for her faithfully
now hospitalized
never to weak too love her
last kiss with tangerine breath

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

Details | Tanka |

Madonna and Child

the eternal form
cradles her child
unbidden miracles attend
her smile of  love

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

Details | Tanka |


bracelets of moonlight circling two names on sky’s flame night brews enchantment my gift of evermore spills ...will you be my precious wife? © *from a man’s point of view . ...... . Contest for Andrea “ Tanka Me A Valentine Gift”

Copyright © nette onclaud | Year Posted 2012

Details | Tanka |


Face fractured with fear.
Fumbling, foraging , through frames,
Strangers in photos,
Calling from a distant shore
"Come, join us, be loved once more"

Copyright © Mike Miller | Year Posted 2017

Details | Tanka |

My Valentine Gift

<                                       bright future awaits
                                   mind terrible thing to waste
                                           scholastic ready
                                      unveiling hidden bounty
                                   scholarship's highest honor 

Entry For
Andrea Dietrich's
Tanka Your Valentine Contest
G.L. All

Copyright © Katherine Stella | Year Posted 2012

Details | Tanka |

Rose Asks Forgiveness

Pulling energy
  Fervor from Heaven above
    Impaired by her thorns
     Faint memories of her past-
       Forgiveness is all Rose asks.

Honorable Mention in the "Description Made Easy" contest by Mac McGovern.

A. Green

Copyright © Amy Green | Year Posted 2010

Details | Tanka |

The Small Pagoda

the small pagoda
outside my window home to god 
of my morning meditations
though beg for the eternal
her silence good enough

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

Details | Tanka |

Your champion

In this crazy world
Two things are worth fighting for
My heart and your love;
Though a squire now, when knighted
I will be your champion

Copyright © Davor Miljkovic | Year Posted 2016

Details | Tanka |

Dark Night

Toward a twilight
I walk in search of a light,
Not recognizing
Ahead of that destiny
There is also a dark night.

Copyright © Goran Rahim | Year Posted 2012

Details | Tanka |

Pink Rose on My Pillow


bone-tired and weary
pink rose on my pillow
someone loves me
wanting me home, yet wary
of what makes me late

mind and body stressed
a message at midnight
someone loves me
whispering I love you
massaging my mind

Copyright © Reason A. Poteet | Year Posted 2013

Details | Tanka |

lullaby - tanka

crystal bells tinkling
- waterfalls of silver sounds -
angels painting stars
eyes shutting in loving smiles
innocence falling asleep...

Copyright © Liliana Negoi | Year Posted 2010

Details | Tanka |

Long Pier

the pier ghostly
as the fog rolls in---
weighing anchors
was it not here
we met the first time?

heavy mists
of memories
making steps---
timbers creak
yet, I find you not

this dampness
that rolls from my eyes---
tangible streaks
that exhale
the unforgettable you

© Debra Squyres 
    Tanka Trio 1/10/16

Copyright © Debra Squyres | Year Posted 2016