Tanka Relationship Poems | Tanka Poems About Relationship

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TREMBLES and THRILLS Was it love that spelled when I caught a glimpse of him on a starless night? Flame of passion rise Frozen hearts thawed, now aflame When loving captures Hugging limbs of two entwined They, naked or clothed Their entranced display absorbed Bare or askew, loves spoken Of sweet spring night dream, a bed of blooms reach their peak, virginal petals under a bank of dawn clouds tickled, blushes rosy reds... Falling into wake, I stirred to feel summer breaths stroking my cold cheeks. I ask myself, was the dream I have, instantly came true? Minutes passed, we stood warm drops from sudden showers rolled upon our curves as heat surfaces from us; our bodies dancing again... Breaking morning rules we lie spooned for two more hours heartbeats sang refrains. Our song broken by soft rain, we dressed to begin our day. ________________________________________ 9:52 pm, November 01, 2015

Copyright © Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser | Year Posted 2015

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When Bubbles Dissipate

Hearing the waters Translucent lavender flow Imagination Enriched blind, senses kick in Silence abounds, clothes in fall Naked to bare dip Porcelain to porcelain Glass of champagne chinks Lapping ripples in caress Submerged delights allure me Patiently I wait Her cue, for me to approach Encroach, I go through Eyes, eye, tanned undulations When said bubbles dissipate

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2014

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Confusing the Issue

his serenity...
the stagnant waters
of his bitter past


Contest:  Tweetable 
Sponsor: Scott Thirtyseven 

Copyright © Paul Callus | Year Posted 2017

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Relationship Breakups

A hole in my heart
There is no death with this pain
Life with no living
The stomach cramps with sorrow
Hope lost with only darkness

Edward J Ebbs 
Contest: "Relationship Breakups"

Copyright © Edward Ebbs | Year Posted 2011

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Tanka 3

the screech owl dives
from a swift, starless sky
strange sounds stir my calm
as hungry night creatures hunt -
a stranger in my bed 

Copyright © Rhonda Johnson-Saunders | Year Posted 2015

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Willow heart

A frog weeps at night
noisier than rustling leaves
The wavering heart
follows wherever the wind
blows as one frog weeps along

Copyright © Lily Twinkle | Year Posted 2014

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Relationship- In Love

Relationship- In love

Ecstasy or bane,
Passion creeps in lovers lane,
A deep prick in heart,
Betrayal makes you insane, 
Love makes the whole world go round!

Tanka- 5/7/5/7/7
Written September 22nd, 2014
For contest 'Poems or new magazine please' by Little known nothing

Copyright © Dr. Upma A. Sharma | Year Posted 2014

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Home cooking

I don't take my heart
To a fast food restaurant,
Quickly in and out,
I'd much rather prefer if
We got good at home cooking

Copyright © Davor Miljkovic | Year Posted 2016

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Magical Sun

Magical Sun

Shadows cast by Sun

Stretch out long in morning glow

From the grand giraffe

To the smallest lowly ant

Sun embraces, kisses all.

Sandra M. Haight

Contest: Even The Smallest Ants Cast Long Shadows
Sponsor: Scott Thirtyseven

Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2015

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Our Fantasy

Thoughts read, fridge raided Opposite me with a wink She smiles with a twist Sultry spooning her wet lips Mint Ice Cream kisses adorn .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2014

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on the radio

on the radio; 
are songs,     my love, not words 
to bridge     this rift
you are     exorcising 
memories     of love, but why?	

Copyright © Michael Dom | Year Posted 2014

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Perfect honesty

Doing the right thing,
Maybe I'm complicating
But I care too much;
What is perfect honesty
When everything has a price

Copyright © Davor Miljkovic | Year Posted 2016

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Jasmine Candles Glow

Showered, pores open Soft lighting awaits her lay Jasmine candles glow Tanned torso soon to glisten Naked I, massage employed .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2014

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You are the Dead Sea

You are the Dead Sea
You just take and take and take
Never giving back
Concentrated...with your needs
Buoyancy made of your pride

The one who enters 
Cannot dive into your depths
Cannot open eyes 
To see what resides inside
To me, you are the Dead Sea

I flow with my love
I just give and give and give
I am parched and dry
Immersion is what I need
You will never be a stream

Eileen Manassian Ghali

Copyright © Eileen Manassian | Year Posted 2013

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Time To Choose

just drifting along
repeating my life's mistakes
refrains in a song
endless lyrics of heartbreaks
memories of what went wrong

mind singing the blues
sad emotions, falling tears
noticing the clues
admitting the end is near
deciding which life to choose

notes leaving the head
music vacating all thought
releasing the dread
that was pent up in my heart
new refrain,  "at last it's dead."

Copyright © Lin Lane | Year Posted 2016

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my puppy and wolves
cat - tiger, rosewood n rose
gourd and large melon
I and master poet  Basho  
same genetic family
contest entry for Tanka poems
by Amy Green

Copyright © Neelam Sangwai | Year Posted 2014

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Music to my Ears

sweetness in your voice
all the lovely words you speak
music to my ears
         i feel all my sorrows fade
            warm sunlight encompasses

Copyright © Eric Toler | Year Posted 2012

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Roses have different 
colors that entice and please;
a yellow rose stands out...
symbolizing the truest bond
of friendship one ever finds.

This yellow rose grew
in warm light and steady rain;
doesn't my joy also grow
being touched by friends who show
their kindness through profound love? 


Copyright © Andrew Crisci | Year Posted 2013

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The Small Pagoda

the small pagoda
outside my window home to god 
of my morning meditations
though beg for the eternal
her silence good enough

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

If actions speak louder than words
Then why are words defined
When to be defined gives precise meaning
Meanings found within dictionary lines
Yet words are projected though voice
Spoken actions of the lips
Or are they truly equal
As they are kinship

Copyright © Tiffany Diaz | Year Posted 2016

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     Riding on seesaw
at the other end of town,
        I'm vacillating
 at your sudden proposal;
not sure how to handle you

Copyright © Julia Ward | Year Posted 2015

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tidy floral rows
     stark ragged dandelion
shears’ hungry maw gapes
              have a care; it will regrow
                     unlike your delicate bloom

surprised, you look down
     your prize tulip’s roots mingled
          with this intruder
               woven inextricably
                    gleaming shears look quite hungry

© Thomas W. Quigley

Copyright © Tom Quigley | Year Posted 2016

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Promises broken;
Scattered in the winds of change- 
Dreams forever lost.
Sunlight peeps through the darkness-
The leaving did not break me.


Copyright © Jaycee Cervenka | Year Posted 2015

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my father saw in passing
a son so steeped in abuse
coiled up in strands

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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Are tenderness and Venomous to those who seek Catastrophe be Is it nature or nurture Temperament well being. Written: 10/20/15

Copyright © Daniel Perez | Year Posted 2015

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Zero gravity

Emotions float in
The zero gravity zone
Between yes and no
Won't plant feet or let them fly
Till certain where our hearts lie

Copyright © Davor Miljkovic | Year Posted 2016

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No Recovery

From the depths it pains
How wretched a loveless heart
Broken and empty
Just a forsaken vessel
Relic to a love long lost 

Contest: Traditional Tanka
Sponsored By: Charlotte Jade Puddifoot
Written: 5/27/2016

Copyright © Greg Hoffman | Year Posted 2016

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A seamless change

We were just strangers
With yesterday still fading
Becoming best friends;
It's amazing how life works,
Making such changes seamless

Copyright © Davor Miljkovic | Year Posted 2016

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Mindful strangers

Two mindful strangers
We meet with our pasts unknown
In the present state
You judge me, I judge you more
Thinking your thoughts and future

Copyright © Davor Miljkovic | Year Posted 2016

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Doctor's knife saves life
and it makes a balance
as, thief cuts throat.
Our heart cut into pieces 
by a knife, known as tongue.

Chef's knife cuts vegetable,
butcher's knife meat
and baker's knife bread.
The knife that cuts down your career,
it is known as pen.

Tailor's knife cuts clothes
plumber's knife pipe
and wood is by carpenter.
The knife that cuts down relation,
it is known as your anger.

Mason's knife cuts cement bag,
farmer's knife crops
and gardener's knife fence.
The knife that cuts down future,
it is known as your laziness.
More three stanza added later to make it better & fascinating.

Copyright © Manmath Dalei | Year Posted 2016