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Tanka Places Poems | Tanka Poems About Places

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When Love Creates

Eyes to eyes now meet Tenderly our lips touch We, adventurous Rhythmic vibrations rejoice When love creates little ones .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2014

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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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But Why Oh Why, For We Sigh

confusional, yea but why oh why, for we sigh interrogate us comprehend I simply can't for closed doors, we now adore .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2015

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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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Scars on the Heart

no more hurting, no too many knives have hit home scars on the heart weep past now sleeps, tomorrow lives my future smiles, she sure does .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2015

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Palawan Hearts

distant horizon shaded outline attraction turquoise waters lure on golden sands abound we sunshine smiling in our hearts .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2015

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On Palawan Sands

verdant horizon stretching turquoise flowing thralls sands of time accept proud in stand in pose we do Palawan attracted love

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2015

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Tree Lined Avenue

Tree lined avenue Ochres and yellows display Graciously they fall In carpet gown, soil enriched In life they shone, now they're gone .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2014

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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

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Trillium's Three, Along Winding Roads

adventure, imagination, nature, places, travel
Trillium’s Three! ©

Three bright white petals
Three large green rounded leaves
Three ‘blasts’ the trillium white star 
Points them close look-see!


A long winding road 
Night opens two white bright strips
One going one way 
Another down its’ other way 
Around black routed highways!

Copyright © Diane M Quinlan | Year Posted 2015

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No Journey without the First Step

journey's amidst life is it a monkey puzzle reaching ones haven many travels unravelled the reward of a sweet rose .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2015

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Scented Blooming Petals

thralled, now I'm allured with gentleness I approach blooming dew glistens scented petals aspire me velvet to the touch, I'm graced

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2016

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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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Black Cascade

~ Jet black hair, I stare ~ Cascades against her tanned skin ~ Undulated she ~ My hands in clasp, brushed ask ~ Sighing contentedly, we ~ .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2014

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The Virtuous White Rose

--**--The Virtuous White Rose--**--

White rose is holy
Matrimony pureness of
Bond between lovers.
Blessing  to Old Rome deceased’s
Chastity and innocence.

White Rose in myth and
Legend was tainted by blood,
Made blush from kiss, thus
Made it red and made it pink
Against its pride purity.

Copyright © Abdulhafeez Oyewole | Year Posted 2013

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In Dark Isolated Places

the rain is pounding on well-hidden mounds of dirt I can imagine the sounds of ghostly cries in dark, isolated places

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2015

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 jealousy, places, seasons, word play,

Submitted for contest:  Titles



Seasonal Walks in the Park
                Easy Verse

(Moths take winged love flight)
String of Three Tanka Poetry



Jealousy is seasonal
Who is your neighbour 
Does he like park walks
Like moths to a light
And soar under happiness

Copyright © Diane M Quinlan | Year Posted 2015

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Your History

<                                 symbolic icon
                           abrupts captivating flight
                                    honoring fallen
                       amidst lined tombstone's marker
                             at historic Fort Snelling

Written By
Katherine Stella  8/8/11

Entry For Carolyn Devonshire's
Bald Eagle In Cemetery Contest
G.L. All

Copyright © Katherine Stella | Year Posted 2011

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Angels Among Us

in line they marched proud
and in death, they remain so
on it's marble stance
proof, angels are among us
a beauty of nature shows

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2011

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The Last Light

Land masses in freeze
mans conditional now waned
nature retracts, whilst
a polar bear roams a city
incomprehensible times


Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2010

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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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Green Bay, Wisconsin

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Packer Country, Green and Gold

Home of Lambeau Field

Football is our Great Passion!

Cheeseheads RULE the Football World!



(January 23, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin)

(c) Copyright 2011 by Christine A Kysely, All Rights Reserved

Copyright © christine a kysely | Year Posted 2011

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by the old levee
summer's caressing breezes
off the mudriver
whisper so lachrymosely
southern painful centuries

Copyright © Alvin Thomas Ethington | Year Posted 2011

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From My Back Yard

I see three cities and a mountain range far west. There’s a fenced canal beside which folks walk or jog on a path, sometimes with dogs! Beyond the canal I see myriad houses, the view to the left blocked by tall leafy tree tops. Beyond the homes lies a lake. Barely visible, the lake is a rim of blue on the horizon. At night the lake vanishes; the valley shines before me! Written by Andrea Dietrich on 9/6/2011
For the Contest of Francine Roberts: "the view - a tanka"

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2011

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view point


persuaded by time,
  clothed in rust, a sky reveals
    the hem of summer…
     round green hills are strewn with oaks
      as far as the eye can see….

kissing toes of a
 barn-red house, acres of grass
  stand at attention…
   John Deere rides the afternoon
    humming with satisfaction

under a pear’s shade 
 golden hound naps lazily …
  one eye slides open…
   for an occasional glance.... 
    on guard for squirrels who thieve


By Carrie Richards, for Francine's Contest: "the view"

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2011

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Who would have thought us two simple poets, amidst reading, commenting, finding something that's been so missing then, Golden Rings, voiced, blessed x <*> x

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2016

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Acid Rain in Erode

Grey heavenly skies
in reaction to her hurt
clouds so different
In cry, falls, penetration
acid rain erodes her so


Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2011

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Hush Now { Tanka X Three }

<     falls bright foliage
reflects own mirrored images 
       off motionless lake
clusters of billowing white
filter from chimmeny's home stacks

red gold brown and green
illuminating snapshots
etched in minds own eye
transferred to painting canvass
under moon's and stars dance theme

the winds of gallows
taunt not the sleeping forest
with your shivery 
hush hush this one silent night
don't wake the sleeping giant 

Entry For 
Amy Green's
Enchantment Of Fall's
Tanka A Moment
G.L. All

Copyright © Katherine Stella | Year Posted 2010

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Sunscreen Within My Reach on the Beach

I love my sunshine. Summer sun rays feel so fine. I get a nice tan just from lying on the beach. I need sunscreen within reach.

Copyright © Robert Pettit | Year Posted 2012

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Streamers of smooth light--
luminous phenomenon
hovers the northern
and southern magnetic poles--
mesmerizing Auroras

Copyright © Ismael Nieves | Year Posted 2009