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Tanka Rose Poems | Tanka Poems About Rose

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A Pink Rose

My best friend and I
Ran barefoot through the garden
Stirring the petals
Her hair tied back in two braids
Her skirt trailed out behind her

We sat by the stream
With our feet in the water
Talking and laughing
Until a pink rose I plucked
And wove it into her dark braids

Copyright © Isaiah Zerbst | Year Posted 2013

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Friendship's Rose

one lone yellow rose
opening to heaven's light
glows with joy and warmth. . .  
light begets light; all who pass
stop and breathe sweet friendship's scent

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2010

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''Being bipolar is like a rose''

Being bipolar
is like a rose born missing
some of its petals,--
its color is more vibrant
than all the other roses'!

It may never be
part of a "perfect" bouquet,--
but its rich pigment
can be a precious paint for
Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa."

Alas, it may not
attract the most "honeybees"
in the wilds of life,--
but its scent can be distilled
to make the finest perfumes.

Being bipolar
is like a rose born missing
some of its petals,--
its bouquet is more fragrant
than all the other roses'!

Copyright © Ngoc Nguyen | Year Posted 2014

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the rose moon rising

~ the rose moon rising soft light touches the hill side winding creek whispers our love soft as jasmine breath drowning 'neath the willow's sway ~~

Copyright © Rick Parise | Year Posted 2016

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A Wilted Rose

I took the bus mom,
h o l d i n g  a bright rose for you;
clutched  TIGHT in my hand . . . 
    I  b r u s h  brittle leaves away,
       and lay down a  w i l t e d  ROSE.

June 21, 2017

Tanka/A Wilted Rose
Copyright Protected, ID 911443 

One Of Three Tanka
sponsor, Laura Loo 

Second Place 

Copyright © Broken Wings | Year Posted 2017

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Rose Colored Glasses

Rose colored glasses

a fantasy view perceived

splendid get away

almost not wanting to leave

everyone should own a pair...

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2012

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The Sun Rose

The sun rises now
Up high off the land it goes
To brightly shine down
Pink hues amongst the tree limbs
Blackdrop of blackbirds do sing

Copyright © Susan Mills | Year Posted 2010

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rose of sharon

rose of sharon single blossoms' great beauty close at night the morning sun says arise rose of sharon takes flight

Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2015

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pink tipped
yellow roses 
in full bloom--
     the blush of first love
      becomes you

Entered in PD's 100 in a Row #2 contest

Copyright © Kim Merryman | Year Posted 2015

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Death of a Rose

A summer rose fades
One by one its petals fall
In downward spiral
Scattered by an autumn breeze 
It's fragrance a memory


Copyright © Kim Merryman | Year Posted 2013

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Lovely Lavender Rose

Love struck lavender.
Makes my heart sing once again.
Whence my eyes behold
whimsical beauty so rare.
Proof of love that's born at last!

for Rick Parise's contest "Tanka-1 or 2 only"
I chose lavender rose

Copyright © Deb Wilson | Year Posted 2013

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Stem to the Rose

Ones pillar of strength Edging towards it's flower On reaching their join Rich scented petals in bloom Where the stem and the Rose meet .

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2014

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Your lips are of raspberry rose.
With skin of Amber, like GOLD.
I will, for eons bathe in your benign beauty,
Most excellently EXALTED.
You are the relic that restores me.

Copyright © VAL BROOKLYN Rogers BLK PANTHER | 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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A Rose for YOU

I plucked a red rose from the garden of my heart fresh like this morning some dew drops clinging to it dew drops of Valentine wish. Tuck it in your hair another scented garden fragrances mingle morning and evening walk on coming Valentine's day. © 2012 ===============000============== By:kash poet

Copyright © kash poet | Year Posted 2012

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Orange Rose

A single rose lies
Next to a white epistle 
Sealed with a red seal
Emanating a concealed
Message of admiration


Copyright © Nayda Ivette Negron | Year Posted 2016

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Lavender Rose

pure enchantment dwells
as a lavender rose blooms
a fairytale dream
the essence of ecstasy
is the sheer magic of love

delightful love whirls
rising forth in the warm spring
desire plays gently
amid fragrant soft petals
as lavender hue rises


Copyright © Tahera Mannan | Year Posted 2013

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Hopeless Romantic

hopeless romantic
red rose in a silver vase
telegraphed to you
with my heart
close behind

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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Roses everywhere

Roses roses roses

Beauty and fragrance,
A little prickly at stem,
Oh a perfect wine,
Vibrant colours of Gulab,
Passionate, wish could see all !

Tanka- 5/7/5/7/7
Written Dec 18th, 2014
For contest "Roses roses roses" by Mystic rose

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

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Yellow Rose

Lovely yellow rose 
Is seen as warm token of
Genuine friendship.
Comes with no obligations
To sincerely say, "I care".

Love without passion
Freely given and received,
Yellow rose message.
A lover sends red roses.
A friend chooses the yellow.

Copyright © Joyce Johnson | Year Posted 2013

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Lavender Rose

A lavender rose
Placed on the bed beside her
Where he longs to be
He picked this rose just for her
True love without history

He feels so alone
The love just flows one way
Nature can be cruel
Without the gift of vision
She can't know love at first sight

Pick a Rose Contest

Copyright © Richard Lamoureux | Year Posted 2013

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Beautiful Rose Bud

Beautiful rose bud,
Colorful beautiful pink,
Ceramic pot holds
You daintily to show off;
Your pretty petals to all.

Copyright © Rainbow Promise | Year Posted 2015

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Rose Window

Medieval rose Multifaceted colour Fired by strong sunlight Lucent prism, incense smell Bricks and mortar come alive.

Copyright © Delice Arleen Skelly | Year Posted 2015

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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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My Rose Bushes in Autumn

Grown taller since May,
my rose bushes sprout blossoms -
yellow, pink and red -
bright remnants of warmer days
Now heralding fall’s glory.

(I don't have a garden really, so I hope this suffices!! I just love them)

For Black-Eyed Susan's 
Single Tanka Poetry Contest

Now for What's in your GARDEN? Contest #3 (Old/new)Poetry Contest 

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2012

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Yellow Rose

Approaching her now
The yellow rose behind me
Ran out of red ones
My heart is throbbing through me
Will yellow mean something here

Placed in her hand now
Slumbering daintily on
Her fingertip bed
Cupid's tear drop flows onto
My hand binding us for good

© 2013 Rick Zablocki

Copyright © Rick Zablocki | Year Posted 2013

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Pastel Fields

Pastel color scheme; Red, yellow, orange and more. Flexible flower; A living, pastel painting; roses scenting my back yard.

Copyright © M. L. Kiser | Year Posted 2015

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Orange Roses

Orange roses

A lonesome starlet
And a lusty lover-moon 
Scarlet thoughts of  tides
Of deep passion and romance
I dream of orange roses.

Roses fresh and rare
Covering you all over
And I flick them one 
By one to find my love bites
Wherever the roses were.

10 apr 2013, Form: Tanka

S.Jagathsimhan Nair
For Skat's contest

Copyright © S.Jagathsimhan Nair | Year Posted 2013

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What Love means Was Liebe bedeutet Que el amor significa

Written by Jack Horne and Gert Knop

Love’s soft petals fall
Leaving bare thorny branches
Heady perfume gone
But with care and attention
From one rose grows a bouquet

Zarte Liebesblüten fallen 
Nur nackte dornige 
Zweige bleiben Kein berauschender 
Duft mehr Doch mit Pflege und Liebe 
Wird aus einer Rose ein Bouquet 

Pétalos de amor caen 
Dejando lampiñas ramas espinosas 
No más embriaga perfume 
Pero con cuidado y atención 
Crece de una rosa un ramillete

Love a blooming rose 
Always flowering in us 
And nourished by faith 
A never ending story 
A safe heaven for our soul

Liebe eine blühende Rose 
Sie blüht immer in uns 
Genährt durch Vertrauen 
Eine unendliche Geschichte 
Zuflucht für unsere Seele 

El amor es una rosa 
Floreciendo en nosotros 
Alimentados por la confianza 
Una historia sin fin 
Refugio de nuestra alma

Copyright © jack horne | Year Posted 2011

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White Rose

it lies there alone,
one flower, on a coffin
that the flag once adorned
carrying  the soldier home,
brave hero, an only son.

White roses were strewn,
when the cortege was driven 
through crowded  lined  streets,
a flowered road of goodbyes
written in the rose of hope

April 7 2013

Copyright © Seren Roberts | Year Posted 2013