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Tanka Peace Poems | Tanka Poems About Peace

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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

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The Graduate's Sanctuary

the graduate

      submerges in pool

          Mr. Robinson

               debates career paths above:

sanctuary found in sounds of silence

For Chris's "Sanctuary" contest.  Based on the film "The Graduate."

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2010

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Half Truth Dreams

Lump of bitter dreams
In waking, tough to swallow
In sleep, liquid pools
to be tasted, drank silver,
only to metal harden.

Copyright © Tatyana Carney | Year Posted 2006

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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

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Colors of Dawn

Colors of Dawn
       by Amy Swanson

Peach-gold tones shimmer
       -- mist from twilight disappears
kiss of sun peeks through
        swirls of pink and lavender
        bids a gentle good morning

Copyright © Amy Swanson | Year Posted 2009

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This lonely little hovel

the grainy half dusk
when the sun gives her last wink
hours spent in thought 
to leave the safe sanctity
this lonely little hovel

Copyright © Rickie Elpusan | Year Posted 2005

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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

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Small Things

I live for small things:
water clear, to dive down deep,
sun to pierce my bones,
and for sleep, your hand on mine,
our dreams sewn tight together.

Copyright © Tatyana Carney | Year Posted 2005

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soul's meditation

outside my window

   birds sing to the setting sun

the sunset's colours

   and the trilling of the birds

       is my soul's meditation

Copyright © Francine Roberts | Year Posted 2013

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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

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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

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God Painted A Sunset

I closed tight my eyes And in a trance I saw God He painted the sky Picking up a brush pure blue He swirled a slash of azure Hesitating long He dipped a brush rosy pink He held a brush gold Gazing and pondering long He painted an orb of gold _______________________ July 23, 2012 Tanka/God Painted A Sunset Copyright Protected, ID 408784 Featured poem week of September 30, 2012

Copyright © Broken Wings | Year Posted 2012

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So real

God is not a man
Unlike man, is not greedy
Ever-mighty is this God
He recognize every tone
Unlike man, is ubiquitous

Copyright © Abdulhafeez Oyewole | Year Posted 2013

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Rest in Peace, My Friend

I didn't know you,
I'm sorry for your loss, dear,
I don't have the clue,
But know everything's clear,
No, you don't want me to fear,
Hope to see you soon.

Copyright © Shann Allyson Maurice Hernandez | Year Posted 2012

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My Lovely Bath

When the shadows fall and solitude has found me, my joy grows big like the suds rising up as I run the water for my bath. Letting my hair down I prop my head, reclining in the liquid warmth. With eyes closed, I see myself. . . floating as my stress dissolves. I alone decide when to leave my lovely bath and what next to do as I linger tranquilly in lavender’s sweet fragrance. Written By Andrea Dietrich, 6/22/12 for the poetry contest of Yasmin Khan: "Letting Your Hair Down"

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2012

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Taking Turns

<                                       iron propeller
                                 sitting entrance to driveway
                                   slowly turning blades
                              like the hands of time on clock 
                                 longing for extra seconds 

                                    Hummingbirds buzzing
                              red gold blue and green headed 
                                    just waiting for turns
                               to capture it's own bountys
                                   succulant sugar water  

Written By 
Katherine Stella 9/13/2011

Entry For Francine Roberts
The View-A Tanka Contest
G.L. All

Copyright © Katherine Stella | Year Posted 2011

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Let love triumph

Human imprudence leading to so much bloodshed learn to love like birds share the sky above to fly let love triumph over bullets. © kashinath karmakar( 10th August 2011) ===============000=============== Placement: 10th ;(August 2011) Contest:Bald Eagle in Cemetery contest (Photo based) Sponsor:Carolyn Devonshire

Copyright © kash poet | Year Posted 2011

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Summer Days

     A shinning days warmth
          consents to its languid pace
     tranquil life entwined, 
          naturally finding shade
     in its own cast of shadows

     Traditional Tanka Poetry Contest
     Sponsored by Charlotte Jade Puddifoot 05/26/2016

Copyright © Charlie Smith | Year Posted 2016

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Last Light Of Day

     A beguiling light
     sunsets voice to this last verse
     from songs that beckon
     no sound to this rhymes repose
     tranquil peace in dark retreat

     One Nature Tanka Contest
     Sponsored by Rick Parise

Copyright © Charlie Smith | Year Posted 2016

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Place of refuge.
The asylum in my head,
Transports each sadness
Into my safe place –
There, imagination rules.

© Dane Smith-Johnsen

Research References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waka_(poetry)#Tanka  5,7,5,7,7
http://tankaonline.com/From%20the%20Man'yoshu%20essay.htm  “…contemporary tanka are much freer in 
conent and in word usage than classical waka, and there is now greater room for individual creativity within the 
conventional framework of the form….”

Copyright © Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen | Year Posted 2010

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Balloon Skies

Early dawn breathes life,
Colorful spheres take their fill
Stealthy hands set sail,
Navigating open skies
Young and old look on in awe

Copyright © Milton Toran | Year Posted 2010

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Form: tanka
Started: 4/21/11
Completed: 4/22/11
By: Miranda Lambert
Contest: Wow me in 5 lines

Soar willow warbler
Alas, winter time has passed
Spring blossom awaits
Soar home delicate creature
See the lull your song creates

Copyright © Wandering Butterfly | Year Posted 2011

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Double Tanka   

A man of prestige      
a night in shining armor 
with one arm he lifts....
his gallant attire brushed pure-
heart aflutter, she submits....

With pink skies distant 
upon the mighty horse, one....
into the sunset
a beauty and her hero,
together, endless her dreams....

This is a story of how my brother in-law proposed to my sister(upon horseback)she 
was elated. Her hero for life, and also mine for protecting my sis and loving her through eternity. 


Copyright © Rick Parise | Year Posted 2010

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My Huckle Berry Heaven 2K13

Many of time have
I sat upon earthy ground,
amongst Huckle Berry patches
gorging in Huckle Berry heaven
with glutton lips painted purple.

Copyright © Anthony O. Mitchell Jr. | Year Posted 2013

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letting go of the day
but fall asleep
wake to a thousand crickets
singing the same song inside

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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Cathedral Bells

resonating peace
cathedral bells ring promise....
wind carries solace....
brilliant architecture high
streets below swirl in rhythm ....  

Copyright © Rick Parise | Year Posted 2010

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At One with the Night

Hazy lazy moon Warm breezes whispering by Peaceful and content Alone and safe with the dark Dreams already taking shape
Written on July 11, 2011 at 9:30pm

Copyright © Shani Fassbender | Year Posted 2011

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Light of Heaven

All the stars are gold
As the moon within my eye
Scattered here below
Light of heaven, come to fall
Fall so soft within these eyes

Could I catch the breath
Such life that calls to awake
Long awaited grace
Hold me here that I may fall
Cradle me, Oh sweet embrace

Copyright © Christopher Steven Coan | Year Posted 2010

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forest floor flourish
emergents crawl high above
shadows and light dance
aboriginal drums roll
safe in the womb of mother.... 

Rain forest

Copyright © Rick Parise | Year Posted 2010

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lullaby - tanka

crystal bells tinkling
- waterfalls of silver sounds -
angels painting stars
eyes shutting in loving smiles
innocence falling asleep...

Copyright © Liliana Negoi | Year Posted 2010