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Tanka Romance Poems | Tanka Poems About Romance

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Incandescence Blooms

new lovers - glowing - 
explore each other's bodies

      incandescence blooms

              the moon peeks down through branches
                                    of the oak two lie beneath

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2012

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Let the Moon Watch

Trespassing moonlight-- I envy its touch on you and light a candle, let the moon watch from the sky thousand moons' birth in our love © kash poet ===========000============

Copyright © kash poet | Year Posted 2012

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A sculpture of shadows and lines

She is in her bed, lights filtering through crown glass, shadows and curved lines playing with her nudity, an old erotic sculpture. Shadows and curved lines- they know how to play with her, where to land a kiss where to give a paint-brush touch how to caress silky curves. Each line tells her tale each curve longs for more caress, shadows crowned by lines perfect Michelangelo, a sculpture of light and shade. © kash poet ============================

Copyright © kash poet | Year Posted 2011

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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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i’m remembering
the three of us
the dull pain I felt
walking along
the way she looked at him

Dave Austin

Copyright © daver austin | Year Posted 2014

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Beach of Bliss

Sultry summer night;
stars are winking at the moon.
As I gaze at you,
ocean’s tide rolls in. . . . We kiss.
Stars now wink at us! What bliss.

For Brian Strand's
FOURS AND FIVES single poem of 4 or 5 lines,
any form or theme Poetry Contest

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2011

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In Dreams

Naked in the surf

   We splash and play together.

Falling to the sand

   In a hot lover's embrace....

 I awaken to snoring.

Copyright © Francine Roberts | Year Posted 2011

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Two blue butterflies

two blue butterflies
following me all the day
I am no flower
still they are so close to me
blue butterfly eyes of you


Placement:10th; (February 2011)

Contest:We Aren't Japanese BUT Please!

Sponsor:Debbie Guzzi

By :kashinath karmakar (16th Feb.2011)

Copyright © kash poet | Year Posted 2011

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The Warm-up

Leaning into me, you brought your long dark lashes right up next to mine. Butterfly kisses, you said - before I’d all but melted.

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2012

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I Dream to be Your Dream

~I dream to become that dream which comes in your sleep kissing your soft mind and leaving your sleeping face ever glowing with bright smile.~ © kashinath karmakar (5th Dec. 2011) =============000=============== Placement: 5th ;(Dec.2011) Contest:Dream a Little Dream Sponsor:Tracie

Copyright © kash poet | Year Posted 2011

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Romance Under The Canopy


                                             Under  canopy
                                     The  canopy of thick trees
                                         Just my love and me
                                 Gently he holds my warm hand
                                    Then tenderly a light kiss

Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2010

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I am inhaling YOU

In between two breaths I am inhaling you dear, a heady fragrance mixing with my red blood cells, fatal intoxication. © 2011 ===========000=============

Copyright © kash poet | Year Posted 2011

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old leaves are falling
sailing, reluctant, kiss death
the fragile air breaks 
healing hearts are letting go
love letters, clutched until now

? 2010

Copyright © Grace EunSong Lee | Year Posted 2010

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behind the weaving
maple branches and leaves,
the sky is hidden;
instead, I see stars shine
in the night of your eyes


October 20th, 2012

Copyright © Chris D. Aechtner | Year Posted 2012

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Love’s most emotive,
And so special to us all.
It’s all-consuming . . .  
Capturing the hearts of two . . . 
Binding flesh, blood, soul as one!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, 
Schoeningen, Germany (November 19, 2014)
(Tanka poetic format) 

Copyright © Gary Bateman | Year Posted 2014

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Genghis Khan was born,
Gripping a blood clot in hand.
But Love Child more bold,
And if I can say more cold,
Grasped I.U.D. dripping blood.

Copyright © Albert Price | Year Posted 2012

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My Valentine Gift

My Valentine Gift

For my valentine,
The focus of my desire.
Marquis diamond,
Twenty-four karats of fire,
You make fire and ice glisten.

Original poem written for the contest:
“My Valentine Gift” - ¤¤ 7th Place ¤¤
Syllable count - 5/7/5/7/7
Rhyming scheme - abcbc

Copyright © Samual Ronthorpe | Year Posted 2012

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oh wow!
she’s prettier than i thought
dressed to kill
i suddenly look like a tramp
smell like one too

not sure
whether or not to hold hands
neither is she
but at last it’s done
a wet    clammy experience

about the good night kiss
my first date
oh hell    take a shot
they say eskimos do it that way too

saying goodnight
this urgent call to nature
wouldn’t you know it
sphinx like the whole date
she suddenly wants to talk                   
Dave Austin

Copyright © daver austin | Year Posted 2015

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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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mist hangs her body

mist hangs her body

close to his softness blending 

early morning chill

separated no longer

hardness enters disappears

(February 9, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin

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

Copyright © christine a kysely | Year Posted 2011

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honeyed flavor drips
        on watermelon’s core, pink
          flesh sweetening mouths
…a zing like nectar's fragrance
to thrill when popped rind gushes

breaths taste moist syrup
    earthy aphrodisiac
               when melon lips grind,
          … as he sinks his teeth in mine
nibbling juicy midnight love !

* aphrodisiac has 5 syllables
Sweet or Salty Contest of Andrea Dietrich

Copyright © nette onclaud | Year Posted 2013

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My Valentine Teddy Bear

This Cute Teddy Bear

With his blue satin ribbon

My valentine gift

He's cuddly and very soft

Bringing hugs from me to you

Copyright © Pam Woolford | Year Posted 2012

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in the library
how wonderful all the books
in the stacks
among all the books
is where we secretly meet

in the library
at that little table
in the stacks
i said i love you
you said let’s just be friends

in the library
i found my heart’s desire
among romance novels
forgot the author’s name
g.w. something or other

in the library
in the stacks
beneath the “quiet” sign
we obeyed the rules
just kissing and feeling

Dave Austin

Copyright © daver austin | Year Posted 2015

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The Moon and Back Love

Howling lamenting 
staring into her white gem
pearl ivory face 
Happiness one pure virtue 
dripping starlight tears over

A dream of great beauty

Copyright © liam mcdaid | Year Posted 2014

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Walking leisurely 

On your path myself I found,

Asked if still your heart

Kept love's treasure once we shared  
Our happiness to build now!

© Demetrios Trifaitis 
   23 JANUARY 2015

Copyright © Demetrios Trifiatis | Year Posted 2015

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Closer Than a Kiss

Too close to my heart you,your lavender fragrance, that kiss is still due! In my mind your touch so soft, every flower lavender. ===========000==========

Copyright © kash poet | Year Posted 2012

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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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Light a candle--TANKA

So many paths here,
which one leads to your sweet heart,
my destination?
Light a candle there my dear
and keep your heart's door ajar.


Placement:1st, (February 2011)

Contest:12-IN-1...Choose Your Forte!

Sponsor:John Heck

By:kashinath karmakar (15th Feb.2011)

Copyright © kash poet | Year Posted 2011

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A Shield of Stars

a shield of silver
rises in starlight to guard
an eternal kiss
on a lover’s path unmapped   
Orion’s ardent sky glows

For Get Romantic Contest, Visual #3

Copyright © Rhonda Johnson-Saunders | Year Posted 2015

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your forget-me-not smile

building a nest now
with your forget-me-not smile
dream bird of my mind
flying too close to you now
to capture those rainbow smiles


Contest:Tanka the Pivot

Date:22nd October 2012

Copyright © kash poet | Year Posted 2012