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Tanka Inspirational Poems | Tanka Poems About Inspirational

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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 |


Opinions matter Most often when you are right Want credit for them But they can stab like a knife If offered without consent Preserve opinions Wrap them softly in your mind Save for that prized time They are requested as gifts To be cherished and followed Sandra M. Haight

Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2015

Details | Tanka |

Key West Sunset

Celebrate the joy

You have lived another day

Spectrum in the sky

By the grace of God, go I

Join the sundown revelry

*Each day in Key West, they have a party outside to watch the sun go down.  It is 
quite a magical moment if you are able to participate and offer thanks.

For Rick's "beautiful memory" contest

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2010

Details | Tanka |

Gracefully Bows As She Leaves

Forest alive now
Autumn colors brilliant glow
Poplar_ Maple grow
Colors seen_red, yellow, rust
Auroras of autumn flow

Elegantly dressed
For the last ball before snow
She smiles at artist
As he gathers paints blends shades
Painting her colorful gown

As sunlight dances 
Against gown that glows with dew
Gracefully she bows
As bare limbs begin to show
Last of grace before first snow

Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2010

Details | Tanka |

A Courageous Battle

~ perspective was found through days of rain and sorrow though laughter still came a long painful plight ensued and in one breath she had gone......... ~ A true story regarding one of my close friends. Cancer spread throughout her body so, so quick She passed one month ago today. I Love you Karen!!!

Copyright © Rick Parise | Year Posted 2012

Details | Tanka |

Positive Perspective

A welcoming smile
An appreciating heart
Ears without judgement
Eyes to radiate the soul
A positive perspective

Copyright © Kim Hilliker | Year Posted 2009

Details | Tanka |

The Spirit Prevails

It is a new day
Something wonderful happened
You are now at peace
Like a phoenix rising up
From the ashes you prevail

We shall not mourn you
For you are not gone at all
We may not see you
Your presence lives on in us
Enduring the test of time

Radiant light shines
Upon us all forever
Glorious rays gleam
Emitting from your spirit
Keeping your memory strong

The lives you have touched
Will never forget you now
Though we may shed tears
These are tears of happiness 
Your spirit forever reigns

In the days to come
When we are all together
Celebrating life
Your spirit will consume us
Your peace will be our strength

Joy and happiness
Will be felt every moment
You gave us reason
To have faith in the future
Your legacy will live on…………..

Copyright © MaryLouise Goguen | Year Posted 2005

Details | Tanka |

Complete Trust

Complete Trust (Tanka Suite) Faith conquers mountains the mountains of broken dreams it shall get you through till the storm of life is past faith will soar into heaven ******* Face the rising sun see His beautiful garden where all hearts shall mend bringing faith and hope anew in spite all you may desire ******* Life such precious gift so full of joy and purpose in a special way His light shines where we all walk neath heaven's magic blue sky ******* Always remember when His heart says your welcome place your trust in Him the sky will darken no more He shall guide you home Erich J.Goller Copyright 1.15.2011

Copyright © Erich Goller | Year Posted 2012

Details | Tanka |

Color Coquelicot

Color Coquelicot Blazing Coquelicot paints famed Flanders Field Poppies on battle-scarred land. Honored too on coat lapels... war symbol of remembrance. Sandra M. Haight
~NA~ Premiere Contest: Kim's Color Splash Sponsor: Kim Rodrigues Judged: 07/14/2017 Rules: Write a Tanka or other brief poem using an unusual color choice along with a flower, plant, or tree Coquelicot, (coque·li·cot) originally another word for Poppy, and is the flower's orange tinted red color. Listen to pronunciation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5nR1X-QT1Y In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in war-torn fields to write a now famous poem called 'In Flanders Fields'. After the First World War, the poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance.

Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2017

Details | Tanka |

Always at her best

Moving in straight lines
With an unwavering mind
To accomplish goals,
Regardless how big or small
She's always giving her all

Copyright © Davor Miljkovic | Year Posted 2016

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 |

Air pollution in cities

We should plant more trees
In the cities of the world
Beside the roads
And on the roofs of buildings
To reduce air pollution

Copyright © Asif Andalib | Year Posted 2012

Details | Tanka |

What Am I

Formed in a desert A true friend whom you can stand Waves may put me down Still, I raise you in near place To show you the vast ocean. I have pallid skin Yet, aids to build your pillars We’ll be elated Surrounded by a cold breeze My soft dust-grains feel your hands. Storm waves rebuild me I remain in windswept place Of natures’ embrace I feel God in you- His grace, ‘Tis inspires and gives me strength. What Am I to you If I am only like hills? Despite life’s changes For you, I’ll always be there, To show you my love and care.
March 12, 2014 10.20pm First Place Contest: What Am I Judged: 3/15/14 Sponsor: Poet PD/Linda (my greatest & fave)

Copyright © Galeo DS | Year Posted 2014

Details | Tanka |

Moms Recipe

One cup of happy

Two cups of kisses and hugs

Each take turns stirring

Keep wishes and dreams set high

Bake and take a slice of life...

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2011

Details | Tanka |


A type of magic—
Charming those involved always.
Enchantment is it . . . 
	A motive force for poets . . . 
To captivate readers whole!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved 
(January 3, 2015) (Tanka)

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2015

Details | Haiku |

Random thoughts **50** Haiku--Tanka--Haiku

For Linda Marie's Haiku--Tanka--Haiku contest....

Love for poetry,
savvy. This identity
loves controversy

Football and women,
conversation, love-making.
R & B, Reggae,
inspired meditation,
Four Tops, The Temptations

Taking vacations,
road trips across this nation..
Next stop, the ocean!!!

Jared Pickett

Copyright © Jared Pickett | Year Posted 2010

Details | Tanka |

A Walk With You

A walk in the woods...
The sun shines through the tree leaves...
My time with You, Lord...
Under trees, orange and yellow...
With the fresh cool breeze of fall...

Copyright © Cinda Carter | Year Posted 2014

Details | Tanka |


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

Details | Tanka |



A superb virtue—
Use for good, and not evil!
Smart is always good . . . 
           Man’s differentiation . . . 
To be nurtured at all times!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
May 15, 2015 (Tanka)

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2015

Details | Tanka |

The Forest

Fern and bluebell thrive Dense trees forging green shelter Footpaths meander. Mystery at every turn Gnarled roots display nature's art. Forest canopy Dappled sunlight and shadow Rustling undergrowth Spring is stirring steadily Epiphany of nature.

Copyright © Delice Arleen Skelly | Year Posted 2015

Details | Rhyme |

Random thoughts 51 Trois Par Huit--Tanka--Rondel

Trois Par Huit--Tanka--Rondel

**A Love In Transition**

My mission,
this love in transition.
Started, a platonic love as friends.

It was not my intent, no more can I pretend.
These impending changes, remissed as I contend.
The muse of my latest poetry,

potent, our chemistry.

Am I a villain,
a wolf cloaked in sheep clothing
causing this friction?
Me ignoring these feelings
is treacherous to my heart.

This love that is in transition,
I'm incomplete and must not retreat.
Should I stay this course or flee,
is she real or a ghostly apparition.

Captivated by this rendition, her disposition,
intelligent and sweet.
This love that is in transition,
I'm incomplete and must not retreat.

Her dude is no competition
immature and full of insecurities,
quickly becoming obsolete.
One, is soon our juxtaposition,
this love that is in transition...

Jared Pickett

Copyright © Jared Pickett | Year Posted 2010

Details | Tanka |

Dishes In The Sink

Dishes in the sink
Laundry left in the dryer
Look at where I am;
Writing, because I love to,
Share God's love with everyone.

Copyright © Cinda Carter | Year Posted 2014

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 | Haiku |

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

Details | Tanka |


Accomplishment An accomplishment feeds the soul with the rich fruits of its endeavor. But how soon emptiness gnaws when only praise is devoured. Sandra M. Haight ~1st Place~ Contest: Syllables of Wisdom 3 Sponsor: Silent One Judged: 01/21/2016 ~8th Place~ Premiere Contest: Contest 205 Sponsor: Brian Strand Judged: 09/18/201

Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2016

Details | Tanka |

Christmas Day

of angel wings felt heartwards
in meditation with
a mantel filled with cards
wishing us joy and good health

December 25, 2015

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

Details | Tanka |

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

Details | Tanka |

Sweet Sanctuary

Come asylum's breath,
gossamer wings touch mine brow ~
Grant me refuge please;
then may my soul find comfort.
In your peace, my heart shall rest...

Copyright © Adell Foster | Year Posted 2010

Details | Tanka |

The Eagle is Flying High

New York's changed skyline once created a vacuum, regained spirit now departed souls looking down the eagle is flying high ======================== Placement:3rd;(September 2011) Contest:Remembering 9/11 Sponsor:Carolyn Devonshire

Copyright © kash poet | Year Posted 2011

Details | Tanka |

Mogul Menu

Tea and Sympathy
met Days of Wine and Roses 
Old friends enjoyed brunch
with Arsenic and Old Lace
at Tiffany's for breakfast.

For Mr. Brian Strand's
Tanka Me contest

Copyright © John Heck | Year Posted 2010