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Tanka Farewell Poems | Tanka Poems About Farewell

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FALL'S DEPARTURE




This long sojourn is

   prelude to fall's departure.

          On a river, clear…

             I hold blossoming jasmines 

and Mama's final ashes




Traditional Tanka for Charlotte Jade Puddifoot
5/28/2016

Copyright © nette onclaud | Year Posted 2016


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Twilight


twilight fondles eyes

lifting her silhouette high

against lucid clouds--

flesh undressed beneath torn trees

drowning in pools of farewell



Tanka Written With  A Decent Pivot
For 	Chris D. Aechtner

Copyright © Gabby Sabre | Year Posted 2014

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Radiant Farewell




__


Within each sunbeam
shifting through the forest heights 
radiant prisms
traipse upon the tranquil path
melting the last Winter snow  


__





Copyright © Rick Parise | Year Posted 2014


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Willow heart

A frog weeps at night
noisier than rustling leaves
The wavering heart
follows wherever the wind
blows as one frog weeps along

Copyright © Lily Twinkle | Year Posted 2014

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Garden's Beauty

Its charm, its bloom
A gift of spring breeze
Disappears fast
Something not oozing from heart
Something borrowed doesn’t last

Copyright © Mohammad Yamin | Year Posted 2013

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Tainted memory Tanka

Sound of broken twigs
turned the ears of a lone wolf
Memoir of his ex
tainted his way to true love
sound of broken twigs -- She left

Copyright © Lily Twinkle | Year Posted 2014

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Journey: Tanka Sequence

remembered lines
of poetry from youth
just pretty poems
the adjectives and  adverbs
hypnotizing my heart

the poetic spell
almost consuming my life
from houseman to frost
and back to shakespeare
and dying inside for truth

so simple and silent
devoid of actual words
so memorable
useless dreams of prized stuff
carried away by wind and stars

Soon I was looking
at real stars and mountain crests
without prettys rosy fins
looking really looking
without judgement try to be

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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RAILS

nostalgia, farewell
RAILS © TANKA

Rails chewed up the land
Buffalo herds cease to roam
Down the railway track
Over hills, over dales gone  
‘Big Horns’ and ‘Buffalo Bills’! 

Didee

Copyright © Diane M Quinlan | Year Posted 2015

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jet stream

a dead gum tree burns
alone on the rusted hills
in your jet stream
threading a cerulean course
toward some obscure island

Copyright © Michael Dom | Year Posted 2015

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System Overload

Darkness consumes me
Corrupted thoughts take over
Soul becomes hollow
Self castigation occurs
Tears of blood destroys all hope

Copyright © Dustin Craig | Year Posted 2013

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THE NIGHT WILL ALWAYS COME

Trees swaying at night
Dark…with stars shimmering bright
Silhouettes of you
I hear the music inside
It has stopped and you are gone

Copyright © maritza pagan | Year Posted 2013

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Apocalypse

All came to a stop;
Wintry ash fell to the ground
as the sky grew pale;
This is how things should have been -
I couldn't contain my smile.

Copyright © Michael Muzilla | Year Posted 2012

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the holy see

The Holy See 

Pope Benedict
Hands in his purple dress 
Fed up and tired 
Wonder if God in heaven 
Has not gone and retired too




Prejudices
Who will stand up
And defend the Christians 
A vanishing group 
In the sea of intolerant Islam 
Cowardly is our silence 

Copyright © jan oskar hansen | Year Posted 2013

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White Lines In The Road

The white lines beckon Adventure around each bend The world awaits you Make sure to call your mother And remember the way home
12/23/13

Copyright © Barbara Gorelick | Year Posted 2013

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Radiant Farewell

__ Within each sunbeam shifting through the forest heights radiant prisms traipse upon the tranquil path melting the last Winter snow __

Copyright © Rick Parise | Year Posted 2012

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Farewell to Whitney

Farewell to Whitney. An angelic voice is still. We will remember you graced us with your music. We have lost a great treasure. Whitney Houston (1963-2012) From a news story found on AOL

Copyright © Robert Pettit | Year Posted 2012

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The Survivor's Curse

Wrath
Here I stand, upon
This hill, this hell of gunshots,
Pouring blood, whiskey,
Cadavers made into walls;
Unashamed generals lead
Color-adorned men
To untimely demises,
No food, no water,
But you must not leave The Cause,
For you have been called to fight
On the battlefield
The broken-hearted, dead past
A survivors’ curse.

Lust
Here I stand, upon
Lucky men who succeeded
In getting out of
The Cause’s grasp. If they died
Not, others would have instead.
Honor the Dead. For
The real reason we shoot at
Strange, potential friends
Is them. For them I stand here,
In crossfire of friend and foe
On the battlefield
The broken-hearted, dead past
A survivors’ curse.

Sloth
Here I stand, upon
The cold, hard, sure motherland,
Iron-tipped boots clack
To attention; another
Round goes off, some soldiers fall,
The Cause does not see
Its men pass into slumber
Forever. They squirm
On the doctors’ amputation
Tables, their last, faithless hope
On the battlefield
The broken-hearted, dead past
A survivors’ curse.

Pride
Here I stand, upon
Conquered, bleeding land
The stench of carcass
Drifts up from the trenches dug
Around an area not
Ours. Yet it is ours.
Men impaled for The Cause prove
That we should be here.
But what is The Cause? It is;
Fight for Its glory, think less
On the battlefield
The broken-hearted, dead past
A survivors’ curse.

Envy
Here I stand, upon
The trench lookout hill, I spy
Officers speaking
To comrades of their color,
Red. Red as blood. Red as Death.
Emblem on their caps
A symbol of hatred of
The Cause, and all good,
But I pity these poor men,
Stuck in the same place as me
On the battlefield
The broken-hearted, dead past
A survivors’ curse.

Gluttony
Here I stand, upon
The landscape of wilderness,
Polishing my gun
So that when I join my friends
In Death’s tender, firm embrace
I will look a man.
The final bottle makes its
Rounds before we load
And run out to meet and shoot
Men who know The Cause’s truth.
On the battlefield
The broken-hearted, dead past
A survivors’ curse.

Greed
Here I stand, upon
The ruins of a kingdom,
The Cause – what cause? Won,
Masking innocents’ crying,
Feeble, never to be heard
By the ruthless. They
Listen not to all the Dead;
Too busy gulping down
Alcohol to kill painful
Memories of The Cause
On the battlefield
The broken-hearted, dead past
A survivors’ curse.

Copyright © J. Amorose | Year Posted 2017

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Infinity

I'll remember you
Every time you made me laugh
Even the bad times
Stories will be told of us
You hold a place in my heart

Copyright © Dahlya wise | Year Posted 2016

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Untold

A shredded whisper
shuffles in the corner of
an unsteady tear
I miss the smell of your shirt
when hugs wiped away my fear
4/11/2017 Tanka contest

Copyright © Lukas Ficklin | Year Posted 2017

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Farewell

His last kiss; as his 
lips touched and sealed my eyelids
blinded me eternally.

Copyright © Diana Bosa | Year Posted 2016

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Contest - Tanka: Book of Love -

flights break down borders leaving, returning sometimes we become exiles writers break physical bounds find old and new compatriots

Copyright © Anil Deo | Year Posted 2017

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Farewell

Farewell
Mist of robben island
When i meet my wife
And our child i'll start living and stop dying

Copyright © Pheko Motaung | Year Posted 2016