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Tanka Nature Poems | Tanka Poems About Nature

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

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Watercolours in the Rain

~*~ Summer to Autumn ~*~ Expresses blooms of beauty, ~ primary pastels ~ whilst impending changes loom ~*~ Water colours in the rain ~*~ http://www.thehighlanderspoems.com/nature-13.php

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2010

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A yarn of sunshine

"I've got sunshine" 

This heavy weight wind
jiggles the chimes limbs hanging
a thousand sound waves invade 
visible radiation

Dark moonlight tempest
blunders off the mountain top
a massive flooring…
the courageous beam of light
saved souls upon meadow blades

A place called daylight
where the beam is always pure
if you could only feel this
you’d ask to hold the torchlight 

Somewhere were you sleep
the fluorescence substance light 
absorbs your beauty
every second that you breath 
the light becomes like sunshine 

TANKA  ~5 
Sky of falling stars
belong in my diary
renewing my wedding vows
sunshine begins with me

Missed the snooze button;
pendulum rods tick out loud 
morning bird and worm;
sunlit curtains sooth out rays 
anonymous melody

Two rainbows petals 
peek outside with loneliness
against no sunlight
rainy weather condition 
no color will bring you back 

for: contest

Copyright © Poet Destroyer A | Year Posted 2012

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the farm boy

amidst the green field
behind grandpa’s old brick house
lies a broken fridge,
unmindful of time passing
until my mom calls me home.

Copyright © Ernesto P. Santiago | Year Posted 2010

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Four Deer

four deer amble across my path on a city street. . . an unnatural natural sighting Written 2/25/16 for the Fragment Of Life Contest of Broken Wings *Note: This happened to me just this week. There is something so fascinating to me about such a simple thing. My kids always got so excited to see this kind of thing too.

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2016

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One Deep Forest Day

One deep forest day God looked down where snowfall lay. Rainbows plucked from sky He unbent. Then through dark trees. . . spears of radiance God sent. For Carolyn Devonshire's Forest Lights Poetry Contest

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2012

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SEPTEMBER SONG (triple tanka)

like a lover’s sigh
she tiptoes forth    looking back
those warm memories
birds    still singing    cross over
and sad sunshine stills the wind

now September sings
a sympathetic tune silvers
promises late gold –
the change will be gradual
promises sleep    painless sleep

mysterious calm
Llke a magic caesura
bated by surprise
in mind it’s ever the same
such gentle looking forward

Copyright © daver austin | Year Posted 2009

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With each breath I take I blow away seeds of time Dandelion clocks Natural chronometers Time ticks by until we die Contest: Time is of the Essence – Tanka Received H/M in original contest judged on 12/28/15 Submitted to Battle of the Honorable Mentions Sponsored by Richard Lamoureux Checked with how many syllables 5,7,5,7,7 08~12~15

Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2015

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God Created Lullaby

Cascading water dancing like ballerina down the green mountain singing a sweet melody God-created lullaby. © kashinath karmakar(27th Dec.2011) ==========000============== Placement:5th; (Dec.2011) Contest:Short and Sweet Sponsor:Francine Roberts

Copyright © kash poet | Year Posted 2011

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- White And Curly -

Blossoms to the spring
Through meadow among small lamb
Wraps the globe in light
Intoxicated fragrance
Garden bursting with snowdrops

Sun :) - A-L Andresen :)
Tanka 5-7-5-7-7  syllables

Copyright © Sunshine Smile | Year Posted 2017

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Winter butterflies
Flutter in an evening sky
Of soft velvet black
Their icy wings glistening
In the pale light of the moon


Awarded: Fifth place

Copyright © Elaine George | Year Posted 2010

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beauty has fallen

painting the pastel of love

in a breath of fire -

below the bare heights of mist 

Autumn's tapestry lies strewn  


Copyright © Rick Parise | Year Posted 2014

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Amidst greenery Such beauty abounds in bloom Reaching to the sky This Oriental Lily Shows gorgeous colouration . The Stargazer lily was created in 1974 by Leslie Woodriff, a lily breeder in California. Woodriff called the new cross 'Stargazer', because the blooms faced towards the sky.

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2014

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Angel Kisses

Snowflakes so silently fall

Like Angel kisses

Winters breath upon my face

Their departure traced

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2011

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A Long Shadow

Slipping into shapes
sun drips streams 'round darkest depth
and I, feeling small,
find even smallest ants cast
shadows long 'neath vast blue skies. 

Copyright © Rhonda Johnson-Saunders | Year Posted 2015

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The Period Of Adjustment

in the frail blue dusk, 
that comes as prelude to dark,
there's a fragile lapse,
one period so oblique,
it's called neither night or day.

this brief moment comes
as if designed to be our
period of adjustment,
before darkness wraps its arms
and the daylight lets us go

there is grace and ease,
that punctuates the twilight,
pausing long enough,
so that we are given chance 
to embrace what we can't see.

when last,... it's my time...
to walk in frail blue dusk
one last time, I pray
to have the same exquisite
period of adjustment

Contest: "Time is of the Essence"
Resubmitted for P.D.'s contest: 100 In a Row #13

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2015

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stripped naked

stripped naked shivering raped by northwesterly wind stiff bare limbs vibrate leaves once ablaze rest 'pon roots nourishment for spring's rebirth

Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2014

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Picture Perfect


                          Cascading water

                                      dancing like ballerina

                                                down the green mountain
                                                              singing a sweet melody

                                                                              God-created lullaby


Copyright © kash poet | Year Posted 2013

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delicate flowers
a blue of morning glory
twining vines with grace
my old wooden spindle fence
has no power against winds


Copyright © Connie Gildersleeve | Year Posted 2013

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The Magic Ball

It’s a magic ball moving upward into sky with no impetus - r o l l i n g s l o w l y into day glowing in and out of clouds. Sunshine starts to slide s n a i l - l i k e down to earth again with unseen guidance and scarlet in the gloaming. Beauty trails the magic ball. Oct. 11, 2012 For Leonora Galinta's Tanka Crazy - Sunshine Poetry Contest

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2012

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Weeping Willow - Tanka - Your Welca

hey there willow bank admire your hanging eyes  mine are far from dry withdraw tears another time now...i’ll cry you a river

Copyright © Maurice Yvonne | Year Posted 2014

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Changing Face Winter

Autumn’s nakedness
becomes robed in virgin snow
footprints prove there’s life,
yet the secrets of springtime
in hibernation till birth.

© Harry J Horsman 2013   

Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2013

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The Feel of Dawn

You run with the breeze
naked spirit oh so free,
joyous tide of life
your smile I catch in the wind
with every single sunrise.

© Harry J Horsman 2013  

Copyright © harry horsman | Year Posted 2013

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Blue Orb's Golden Corona

Spinning orb of blue

Astronauts view the sunrise

Golden corona

Emerging to heat the Earth

Plants await sun's nourishment

*for Rick's blue and gold contest

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2011

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A Winter In Yosemite

gentle flakes drift down
   to soften the valley floors
      while lacing the trees
         with the silent retelling
             of ancient native legends

winding brooks of glass
   shimmer as they meander 
       through meadows of gleaming frost
         A crystalline bridal veil
             adorns the cathedral cliffs 

granite monoliths,
   crafted by glacier giants,
      surround this valley...
        hovering, as if to guard
         the peace in God's gift to earth

For Brian Strand's Contest: #223

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2008

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Delphic Bee

Singing pollen songs
Lips anointed with honey
Priestess of Delphi
Filling her pollen basket
Propolis giving comb love

Copyright © Abe Lopez | Year Posted 2009

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Tanka by Night

nature lies in bliss
tastes luxuriant delights
under the moonlight
land and sea are making love
lapping waves caress the shore

Contest:  Top Ten Tanka
Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich

Copyright © Paul Callus | Year Posted 2014

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Rain Trickles

Rain slowly trickles Dribbles from blue asphalt roof Wets ink 'pon page "Twas dry dull work written by The old poet as tears did flow
For Jimbo

Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2012

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~Autumn~ (Tanka) Summer is gone now Fall with her beautiful face Softly just arrives Spreading joy with her colors And thrilling with her magic. Dorian Petersen Potter Aka ladydp2000 Copyright@2015 May.15.2015

Copyright © Dorian Petersen Potter | Year Posted 2015

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The distant mountain is ablaze
Sun    rain    clouds blend majesty

From my perch on the lookout hill
All land between is ocean

Clouds    like white waves    obscure the Earth
I bathe in that transcendence

Copyright © daver austin | Year Posted 2008

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in calm silence
morning mist rises 
stronger than words
sunlight pierces the veil—
I pick lilies for you


Copyright © Chris D. Aechtner | Year Posted 2010