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Tanka Holiday Poems | Tanka Poems About Holiday

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

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A Halloween birthday Tanka

Oh Halloween babe
born under October's moon
weave with forlornment
your bewitching adornment
of a harvest leaf festoon.

Faces in pumpkins
awake memories of when
the children were young;
and "Trick-or-Treat!" rung
the holiday season in.

Scorpio woman
wipe away your wistful tear
and tend to the craft
of your birthday draught
to toast your forty-first year.

Copyright © Thvia Shetley | Year Posted 2010

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Easter egg hunt

through the tall grass

and under trees and shrubs

little hands grab

at hidden treasures

the Easter bunny was busy

Copyright © Francine Roberts | Year Posted 2013

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December Magic

multi-colored lights are back inside their boxes... magic of Christmas wrapped snuggly in white tissue is ready for a long sleep
___________________________________________________________ For Andrea's Contest 1/1//15 Tanka "December's Magic"

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2015

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Hung My Christmas Sock

Hung my Christmas sock
Darned neatly for the mantel
So Santa could leave
Nuts, fruit maybe peppermint 
Winter often harshly cold

Never wanted much
Just a big red tricycle
To ride my sister
Around on the long front porch
Red tricycle was missing

Dad quickly vanished
Had owner to open store 
On Christmas morning
Santa left it on front porch
Could not stuff into stocking

Copyright © 2011 By Caryl S. Muzzey

Copyright © Caryl Muzzey | Year Posted 2011

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The Best Gift

    A magical gift

    after all the people leave

    all the presents gone

    the fireplace burning low

    i love you the best grandma...

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2011

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Perfect Christmas

A perfect Christmas
colored stockings by the fire
cookies on a plate
a visit from old Saint Nick
family and friends gather here...

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2011

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Copyright © Linda-Marie SweetHeart | Year Posted 2012

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My Valentine Gift

My Valentine Gift

For my valentine,
The focus of my desire.
Marquis diamond,
Twenty-four karats of fire,
You make fire and ice glisten.

Original poem written for the contest:
“My Valentine Gift” - ¤¤ 7th Place ¤¤
Syllable count - 5/7/5/7/7
Rhyming scheme - abcbc

Copyright © Samual Ronthorpe | Year Posted 2012

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Christmastime colors Cinnamon and evergreen Sweet scents all around. Mistletoe and holly hung It’s time to open presents!

Copyright © M. L. Kiser | Year Posted 2014

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Cool Blue

Frosted white branches

   garlanded in silver and

       d r i p p i n g   i c i c l e s. . . . 

            Crystalline lights are turned on.

                  My new tree shimmers cool blue.

(only new one not used in a Dec. contest yet)

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2012

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Christmas in July Alone

A summer abroad
Homesick for my family
Silent nights abound
Building a snowman from sand  
My loneliness melts away...

for Gail's "christmas magic" contest

Copyright © Black Eyed Susan | Year Posted 2012

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Yule Logs

Yule log traditions It used to be burned away Making Christmas warmth. Today it is different; Yule log gingerbread and cheese.

Copyright © M. L. Kiser | Year Posted 2014

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All Hallows Eve

leaves drift to the ground,
red and gold litter the street,
as ghouls come out to play,
one night a year;
All Hallows Eve!

Copyright © Tirzah Conway | Year Posted 2012

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Candy Cane

Red and white stripes round
and round the long shepherd's crook
sweet and refreshing
the first one of the season
most certainly not the last.

Copyright © Carol Fillmore | Year Posted 2010

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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

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her chilled beauty...

   splashed in whitened paint

          through Christmas' buds

             my eyes turn into soot

and bury Mom's splendor

Not So Happy Holidays Contest

~ Contempary

Copyright © nette onclaud | Year Posted 2013

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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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Christmas Stockings

Downstairs he had gone
He looked left then he spied right
Joyously, he screamed
His stocking, was full of toys
A big wide smile crossed his face

John Monteblanco
Christmas Stocking Tribute

Copyright © John Monteblanco | Year Posted 2011

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no catastrophe
it’s two thousand and thirteen
everything survived
faulty mayan chicken bones?
or just a few days delay?

i’m watching TV
and the noisy times square crowd
counting the seconds
watching the huge ball descend
58 -9- and –midnight!

the old year is gone
it’s two thousand and thirteen
so? how should i feel
with the noise and confetti
wasted by eighty-three years?

i must shrug
aware of horns and fireworks
my cats running round
then there is this sudden hush
i yawn  - stretch – snap the TV

Seriously. This is just me. Y'all have a great New Year.
Love, daver

Copyright © daver austin | Year Posted 2013

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Christ - the reason for the season

decorated homes with carols in the background everyone sharing... love envelop our homes Christ is born, it is Christmas time…

Copyright © Wilma Neels | Year Posted 2010

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Halloween Haunted House

There’s an old mansion On top of an eerie hill Where path runs crooked And candles are lit inside Where ghosts triumphantly float The place exudes hate An evil holds firm within Manor feels desperate Bats gloat of their great catches And black cats find their mice here The place warns of fear By Jack-O-Lanterns hither Lit with dark presence They guard the cemetery That envelopes the front porch No trick or treaters Come by this mansion at night For even the devil Avoids the creepiness here Pain and suffering present Spiders live nearby Capturing the larger prey Trees are dead, spooky Set off fear beyond the grave A Halloween haunted house
Russell Sivey Entrant into ~ SKAT ~'s "Tanka me this, Tanka me that, Tanka me any poem you want :-) " contest 10/6/2012

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012

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Last Halloween Poem # 31...No Tricks Just Treats!

Halloween has come
Time to don your scary best
Hide behind a mask
(Some say I wear mine year-round!)
I've no tricks-just give me treats!

Copyright © Deb Wilson | Year Posted 2010

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No Gift More Adorable

Opening the box,
I see sweet brown puppy eyes
looking up at me:
no gift more adorable
beneath any Christmas tree.

For Francine Roberts' Contest:
Christmas theme

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2010

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Wishes for Magic

Wishes for magic
stored in an innocent mind.
Stockings on mantles,
sharing Christmas joy and mirth,
never happened in our home.

Connie Marcum Wong © December 5, 2011 

For Russell Sivey’s Christmas Stockings Tribute

Copyright © Connie Marcum Wong | Year Posted 2011

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Christmas Eve

The new sign is up.
Although our name is spelled wrong,
Santa Clause will still
find us because he knows the
gingermen will be waiting.

Copyright © Connie Gildersleeve | Year Posted 2013

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out of sync

hysterical lights
flash out of sync from her tree....

she can't remember
laughter in the snow,
only a grave beneath it

For Contest: Sad Tanka
Sponsored by Andrea and Susan

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2013

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A Spiritual Christmas Gifts to You

              A jolly old man
  Who makes your wishes come true
            A joy of Christmas
    Brings such special gifts to you
      She waits for him patiently

          Underneath the tree
  Sprinkled with faith and hope too
               My love is a gift
     Two are kindness and giving
       Three is a promise to you

           I give you my heart
        Filled with a decoration
             Now and forever
         A sweet communication
         Near to me or far apart

           Yolaine Armitage

Copyright © Yolaine Armitage | Year Posted 2011

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Christmas Season

Friends and family Cherished traditions again Holiday music Good Will blossoms in the heart Christmas message reaffirmed

Copyright © Barbara Gorelick | Year Posted 2010

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'Share Valentine's with me'

I have no flowers scanty words across your screen embrace my folly even if just for today and share Valentine’s with me To: All the soupers who gets my weird soh From : Me (Wilma) :-)

Copyright © Wilma Neels | Year Posted 2012

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Witch's Hat

The witch’s hat Mysterious are its powers Fits precariously Creates and eerie feel While it is worn
Russell Sivey Form Gogyoka

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012