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Tanka Rain Poems | Tanka Poems About Rain

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

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In Strangler's Wood - tanka version

At a dead man’s throat lies the rain drenched woolen scarf that stifled his screams. Cold Winds howl through decayed trees - witnesses in the shadows.

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2013

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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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through hours of rain

through hours of rain

   nightfall bursts with mint scent

      as pines droop low…

         my farewell walk trembles

in the vault of moonglow

Brian Strand's Contest No 217
~Modern tanka
Written 3/20/2015

Copyright © nette onclaud | Year Posted 2015

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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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Rain Drops


On the edge of sleep
lulled by the rain on the roof
my fluffy pillow
whispers a telling secret
sudden damper on my dreams

written 17 January 2016

Copyright © Reason A. Poteet | Year Posted 2016

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Rain in Sunlight

rain soaked sun light prognosis not terminal three good years left do I hug and say thank you? eighty have passed as nothing ~//~

Copyright © Charles Henderson | Year Posted 2010

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spring rain falling hard
down old cemetery road
lie a dying rose

scattered deep within my mind
I walk alone lost in time


Copyright © Rick Parise | Year Posted 2017

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Out in a rainfall

Out in a rainfall;
Hopeful but woeful waters,
Pitifully falls...
Lightning wretchedly dances,
Thunders echoed and resound...

Copyright © Ruben Alejandro Hernandez Diaz | Year Posted 2014

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the rain splashing down contemplation rear its head placid reminders lips tasting and exploring rain a distant memory
©160819092013 Inspired by the rainy weather in Cape Town

Copyright © Wilma Neels | Year Posted 2013

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the rain falls 
from a gloomy sky
my feet are wet
searching for
something barely remembered

the sand is wet
from above and below
rain joins ocean
my footprints wash away
leaving lonely puddles

Copyright © Francine Roberts | Year Posted 2013

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Kiss the Rain

With every rain drop your tip toeing finger's touch writing a story; in my thirsty heart your pen now scribbling with ink of love. So I kiss the rain to feel every bit of you touching each word; to read every page of you this heart wants to be get drenched. © kash poet (kashinath karmakar) ======================= 26 th Feb,2013

Copyright © kash poet | Year Posted 2013

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Translucent orbs fell
Surreptitiously out of 
Heaven’s opened door 
Canvassing arid landscapes
With liquid condensation

Copyright © Valerie Staton | Year Posted 2014

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When Rains Flow

When Rains Flow Visual 2 heavenly wetted two souls in shapely mingle they entwined amidst passionate embraces speak internally their rains flow

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2015

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night of desire--visual2

night of desire
wraps us  in soft rainfall
quenching  mouths’  hunger…
as  breaths naked, gush
jealous stars peep silently

Andrea Dietrich’s Get Romantic
Visual # 2

Copyright © nette onclaud | Year Posted 2015

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nature's love potion;
pure animal attraction
overtaking us,
builds, then begs for sweet release
one can't stop the falling rain
03/03/15 Contest: Get Romantic Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich Visual #2

Copyright © Arlene Smith | Year Posted 2015

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Rain Dance

Rain turns my soul on
attraction I can't resist, 
dripping with passion
my muse drowns in the water;
Rising to whisper to me 
rushing dreams
gentle endless high
Will you slow dance me?

Copyright © Melani Udaeta | Year Posted 2015

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Mighty Sunflowers, Harvesting

growth, nature, rain, seasons, summer, word play,


Sunflowers in fields 
Bowing to the rising sun
Turning faced upwards
Withholding their mighty stocks
As all roots knit asunder!

growth, nature, rain, seasons, summer, word play,

Rain drops call from clouds
Wet the now blackening soil
New roots drink thirstily
Crops now grow from planted seedlings
Harvest 'feed' aplenty!

Copyright © Diane M Quinlan | Year Posted 2015

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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

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Cleanzing Rain Of Love

on the ocher drape in bent shadow light crawling a warm springtime flux drenching souls in purity lies a simple love flower __________________________ __________________________ # 2

Copyright © Rick Parise | Year Posted 2015

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Etnas Rain

Mount Etna’s raining; smoke and rocks fall from the sky; tempestuous beast! Although she does have a right, her warning goes unheeded.

Copyright © M. L. Kiser | Year Posted 2015

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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

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Look Up

look up
chemtrails cloud the sun
and sky
watch the needles fall off
the pines in our backyard

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2016

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scampers across a tight wire
and shakes
this rainy day

(Published American Tanka Society 2016)

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2016

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Gripping Roots, Coats Of Snow , THE God Phoenix Rises

 flower, god, rain, spring, winter, dance, birth, sunshine,

Birds chirp spring’s sunshine
Rain showers the ground outdoors
Plants begin to grow
Gripping roots draw nourishment
Mother Nature's weathered gifts!

Coats Of Snow © Tanka

Pure white coats stockpile
And cold shouts a freeze
Daylights sunshine glare
Early moonbeam blights a kissing
And dance the night time sky!


In Arabian ash 
Half a centuries' time
Beauteous ‘Phoenix’ ashes lay
For five hundred years 
Ageing in Arabian soil 
Will rise awake sentence-free! 

Copyright © Diane M Quinlan | Year Posted 2015

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Gray Skies

gray skies
threatening winter rains
again would
brush the clouds from the sun
but can't move the wind

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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Billowing blackness
towering over it’s prey
yellow eyes flashing
she deliberately licks
cold raindrops from trembling lips


Submitted to Rick Parise - Tanka contest

Copyright © John lawless | Year Posted 2015

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Dancing Rain


                                            never will I know

                                      again your gentle laughter---

                                        except in the voice

                                     of spring bursting with tapping...

                                     raindrops dancing in pure joy 
                                                      '   '    '    ' 
                                   '     '    '    '    '     '     '     '     '      ' 

For Francine Robert's Contest: "Wow Me With 5 Lines"

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2011

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T he Sky's Tears

Clouds cover the sun
endlessly they swirl around 
darker and darker 
the sky turns an inky black 
plip plip the firts rain drops fall

Copyright © Anne Hessler | Year Posted 2014

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Distant Thunder

 rain steals the morning,
 falling in degrees of gray 
 staining misty sighs
 with hues of melancholy,
 drifting with  thunder's refrain

Copyright © Joseph May | Year Posted 2016

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The Rain

  to the rain

  it speaks


© paul callus

Copyright © Paul Callus | Year Posted 2016