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Tanka Hope Poems | Tanka Poems About Hope

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

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Details | Tanka |


Hope I shut out sorrow. Drowning in my rainy days, I hide from the hurt... close my eyes to what has been; close my eyes on what's to come. Yet, past my sorrow, somehow I know they will come; new flowers of joy will spring from my lonely tears... to bask in sunshine again. Sandra M. Haight ~6th Place~ Contest: Photograph #1 - Under 10 Lines Sponsor: Poet Destroyer Judged: 04/18/2016

Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2016

Details | Tanka |


LOVE God is always love Forever seek the kingdom; Praise the creator Keep giving what you can give Please endure until the end ANGELS Beautiful Heavens Protecting the meek ones earth Watching over us Helping us to cope with life Comforted with hope and trust MUSIC When you find rhythm You find your hearts inner core Celebrate the times Make them better than before Reminisce and dance all night

Copyright © humble b | Year Posted 2013

Details | Tanka |

A New Day


Away all sorrow

   Move swiftly into the past

      Today's a new day

        Wanting only happiness

            Tomorrow is further still...

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2011

Details | Tanka |

''Being bipolar is like a rose''

Being bipolar
is like a rose born missing
some of its petals,--
its color is more vibrant
than all the other roses'!

It may never be
part of a "perfect" bouquet,--
but its rich pigment
can be a precious paint for
Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa."

Alas, it may not
attract the most "honeybees"
in the wilds of life,--
but its scent can be distilled
to make the finest perfumes.

Being bipolar
is like a rose born missing
some of its petals,--
its bouquet is more fragrant
than all the other roses'!

Copyright © Ngoc Nguyen | Year Posted 2014

Details | Tanka |

Faith, Hope and Love

                                                have faith in yourself,
                                         then hope will follow life through,
                                                 making life complete, 
                                              the driving force is loving
                                              needed for peaceful living.

Penned 24/08/2014

Copyright © Seren Roberts | Year Posted 2014

Details | Tanka |

Blessed Trio

“Hope springs eternal” a wise elder said to me I never forgot a strong cornerstone of faith hope is found when needed most I did not “find God” faith was always part of me in good times or bad faith allows us to feel love even for those who are foes love is amply strewn by all who have hope and faith the blessed trio travel lifelong together escort us to heaven’s gate
*Written August 25, 2014

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2014

Details | Tanka |

fragile rice papers

fragile rice papers
cling to a thrashed wicker wall
and silent gazes
kanji-stained blots become buds
some bloom into ureshii

1.  "Ureshii" means happiness (Japanese).
2.  Formerly titled Minamisanriku's List.

Copyright © Rhys Matthew | Year Posted 2011

Details | Tanka |

A Dream

Cerulean sky, a dove with an olive branch no marchpast below, no guns,armymen waiting patiently to receive it. This dream in my mind, flowers in armymen's hands, single sky above, only one race called-Human for blood has just one colour. © kash poet *Will put this poem in bottles and float in the Indian Ocean. ===================000====================

Copyright © kash poet | Year Posted 2012

Details | Tanka |

phoenix - tanka

rising from my heart,
bathing in my soul's ashes,
proud of my fire...
i'm burning words with my thought,
forging new-born cries of hope...

Copyright © Liliana Negoi | Year Posted 2010

Details | Tanka |

Aventuras Borradas

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

Copyright © Ruben Alejandro Hernandez Diaz | Year Posted 2015

Details | Tanka |

A Reason for Hope

There is so much hate
And so much malevolence
At times I despair;
At the end of an alley
Blades of grass by the garbage.

Copyright © Jim Wilson | Year Posted 2008

Details | Tanka |


Spring marks no return
to life from sleep, no rebirth
of something long dead...

but here rises a new hope
from the ashes of the world.

Copyright © Tracy Decker | Year Posted 2007

Details | Tanka |

Rejoice (Tanka)

Rejoicing in life
soul’s jubilation singing
raising of voices

Praises of joy unto Him
uplifting mortal spirit

Comments:    The Japanese tanka dating back to the 5th Century has a format of 
five lines:  the first has five syllables. The second has seven syllables. The third 
has five syllables.  The forth and fifth lines have seven syllables each. The 
pattern is 5/7/5/7/7 for a total of thirty-one syllables.  This one is about rejoicing.

Copyright © Joseph Spence Sr | Year Posted 2007

Details | Tanka |

the golden dawn wakes

the golden dawn wakes
upon a torn ancient scroll
a beam of light shine

along the babbling brook
I wash the feet of my love


Copyright © Rick Parise | Year Posted 2017

Details | Tanka |

Faith, Hope, Love

Lord, I seek from You
Faith, that I may conquer death
Hope, to persevere 
Love, that I may love the lost
And love You as You love me

Copyright © Isaiah Zerbst | Year Posted 2014

Details | Tanka |

Hope, Faith and Love

DNA from God
Breathed into my soul at birth
Keeps hope, faith and love,
The essence of my being,
Enclosed in mortal body.

Copyright © Joyce Johnson | Year Posted 2014

Details | Tanka |

Dying Daily

I must die each day  
die to remorse and regret
die to yesterday
then I must rise up and walk
then I must take up my cross
1st Corinthians 15:31
Acts 3:6
Matthew 16:24

Submitted for: Regina Riddle’s Hope, Faith and Love Tanka contest

Copyright © Tim Ryerson | Year Posted 2014

Details | Tanka |

Nature's Loneliness

                              Cherry blossom tree
                       swaying by an ice glazed pond 
                               lonely skylark perched
                       singing a song for it's flock
                       a chill wind blows alone he waits.

3/30/15    contest sponsored by: Rick Parise  'One New Tanka'
                           T Reams       4th Place

Copyright © TAMMY REAMS | Year Posted 2015

Details | Tanka |

Sanquine Bear

Sanguine teddy bear
Cheerfully optimsitic
Hopeful confidence
Sits on tree so expectant
for honey to come nearby

Copyright © Susan Mills | Year Posted 2010

Details | Tanka |


Darkest poorest land
Where power and pride blinds men
sickness dwells and steal
Where is that candle that lights?
A star to spring crumb of life...

© O. E. Guillermo
August 28, 2014

Sponsor	Regina Riddle
Contest Name	Hope, Faith and Love Tanka
placed 2nd 

Copyright © Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser | Year Posted 2014

Details | Tanka |

Sunshine in her Smile

Sunshine in her smile like soft afternoon sun rays forming a rainbow in my grey and cloudy sky after a heavy downpour. Give me more sunshine O faraway sunlight girl, this old fragile heart now longs for more sunny days, wake me up from my slumber! © kash poet ===========000=========== Placement:1st; (October 2012) Contest:Tanka Crazy--Sunshine Sponsor: Leonora Galinta ===========000============

Copyright © kash poet | Year Posted 2012

Details | Tanka |

Give Joy

Give Joy
We shine in our lives when others we seek to bless, lightening their load. Their joy illumines our souls, we all share the light.

Copyright © Kimberly Shaw | Year Posted 2015

Details | Free verse |

God Is A Loving God - The Tanka Style

~God Is A Very Loving God~ (Double Tanka) Gods a loving God Never lose trust, faith in Him He's always with you Do not lose focus through life Isn't easy but keep faith Keep your hope in God Don't doubt 'cause Lord can help you Gods a loving God Pray, He'll rescue you each time Smile 'cause with God we can't lose. Dorian Petersen Potter aka ladydp2000 copyright@2011
October.17.2016 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV) -For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 (NIV) ~Author's Notes: The "Tanka" is a classic form or style of Japanese poetry related to the haiku.

Copyright © Dorian Petersen Potter | Year Posted 2016

Details | Tanka |


Tears from yesterday’s
ends in the clouds of both pasts
drowns pain in puddles
as this night’s moon burns through and
bathes a new love’s hope display.

Contest:  Get Romantic
Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich
Visual #2

Copyright © rob carmack | Year Posted 2015

Details | Tanka |

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

Details | Tanka |

Shades of Pink

Demon of the breast
Ravages women young and old
Cancer is the word

Winners fight this evil jinx
For all those that are at rest

Entry in "Cantankacerous" contest

Copyright © Tom Larrow | Year Posted 2012

Details | Tanka |

Hope In The Desert


                                    Desert thunderheads
                                 clap loudly over the plains
                                  giving parched lands hope
                             watching skies from red rock cave
                                ancient chief sighs with relief 

Written on 3/9/2015

Copyright © Laura Leiser | Year Posted 2015

Details | Tanka |

Garden's Glamour

Garden isn’t robbed
Of its glory and luster
My breeze of vision 
My thoughts, my dreams
A restorer of splendor

Copyright © Mohammad Yamin | Year Posted 2013

Details | Tanka |

Bright Sunshine Pieces

Bright sunshine pieces Flowing on down the roadway Illumine the spaces Yellow beads of perfect light Brushing my cheeks with great warmth
Russell Sivey

Copyright © Russell Sivey | Year Posted 2012

Details | Tanka |

'Stream Of Liberty'

water tumbling down saturating deep within to my nucleus purging insecurities like a stream of liberty Contest Name: Write Me A Rippling Stream Sponsor: Constance La France ~ A Rambling Poet ~ By: Wilma N. Neels Date: 03/06/2011
030620111455 5th Place

Copyright © Wilma Neels | Year Posted 2011