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Tanka Seasons Poems | Tanka Poems About Seasons

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Visions of Autumn

Scarecrow’s tattered clothes
Clever birds are never fooled
Sit defiantly
Arms of hay hold heckling birds
Eating the last grains of corn
Nature’s curtain falls
Vibrant leaves make no encore
Tumble to damp soil
Yellows and reds turn to brown
Trees’ skeletal limbs shudder
Fall’s first kiss of frost
Invades farmer’s pumpkin patch
Hardy fruit withstands
Trick-or-treaters carve faces
Jack-o-lanterns light doorsteps

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2010

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snow is melted
the ruin that is winter
overwhelms my eye
beneath the sun trees stand
like crowds of ragged beggars

the once beautiful
is denied all memory
of where it has gone
the icy house top drippings
ping the head    stark reminder

those cold months ahead
but i’ll wait out the next snow
the white blanket fall
marvel the icy branches
wish happy new year to all

Copyright © daver austin | Year Posted 2011

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Winter butterflies
Flutter in an evening sky
Of soft velvet black
Their icy wings glistening
In the pale light of the moon


Awarded: Fifth place

Copyright © Elaine George | Year Posted 2010

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- Small Hands -


I will define Spring

In the beauty calm your mind

The length of daylight 

Child's inquisitive wonder

Celebrate rainbow colors

A-L Andresen :)
Tanka  5-7-5-7-7

Copyright © Sunshine Smile | Year Posted 2016

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Angel Kisses

Snowflakes so silently fall

Like Angel kisses

Winters breath upon my face

Their departure traced

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2011

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Lethal Sticks

Catapulting ice falling from my roofs gutters dangerous to all. Don’t walk or stand beneath it; or you may end up impaled!

Copyright © M. L. Kiser | Year Posted 2015

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~Autumn~ (Tanka) Summer is gone now Fall with her beautiful face Softly just arrives Spreading joy with her colors And thrilling with her magic. Dorian Petersen Potter Aka ladydp2000 Copyright@2015 May.15.2015

Copyright © Dorian Petersen Potter | Year Posted 2015

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Flower Prom

crocuses peering at rows of bright red tulips near the iris beds pansied faces have retired wilting in the warm sunshine flower prom begins as gentle winds kiss roses sunflowers steal show swaying to their own rhythm with stunning, huge blooms bridal veil flowers extend above azaleas bowing tenderly delightful sight to behold dance of marigolds frail petunias search for gentle dancing partners lily petals reach for petunias graciously prom lasts all summer

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2012

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potpourri of wreaths 
   splatter night rhinestones with aisles 
      of gold cashmere talc,
         stairways of herons ascend
   *        sky flooding autumn light bulbs 


          heaven drips of earth's 
             elegance, drops of fern boughs
                 collect hands calmly
                    chiming psalms of  fall's remains  *
                        a mantle bathed by wet stars 

(c)Contest of Brian Strand

Copyright © nette onclaud | Year Posted 2010

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Bears {Tanka}

Winter snows recede
Warmer days do their part
Rivers start to swell
Awakened by natures clock
Hibernating bears emerge

Copyright © Michael Jordan | Year Posted 2007

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A Change of Seasons

Persuaded by time, clothed in rust, night reveals a lonely Halloween... Illusions of my childhood drift away with falling leaves

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2012

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Our Seasons - Earth and Earthlings

Deep green of Summer

Matured from pastels of Spring

Expects Winter's gray...

But that golden time of Fall

Is the most brilliant of all.

Sandra M. Haight

~7th Place~
Contest:  Any Poem Written Before You Joined Poetry Soup
Sponsor: Poet Destroyer, A
Written:  Before July 1, 2014
Judged: 10/16/2015

Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2015

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Your Absence

hear me call your name a hushed love song on the breeze spring becomes summer sun beams cause blistering pain and shine light on your absence

Copyright © Rhonda Johnson-Saunders | Year Posted 2012

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Autumn Falls

The air chills slightly ¬ Leaves whistle in careful touch Whilst the nights draw in ~ Blued skies mingle against greys Autumn is calling the tune ~~~ Greenery now turns ¬ Her vibrantly yesterdays In chameleon change ~ Richness of colours now flow Blends of the fall so grace us ~~~ Cobalt laden skies ¬ Amidst the ebony dark Impending storms close ~ The passing of Summer, stark What we lose today, returns ~~~

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2010

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Hawthorn,clematis,white on green
Butterflies decorate the scene;
Acers,red purpled smoke tree,
Nature's expressions,each May I see;
Priceless..art in my outdoor gallery

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2009

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Otoño / Autumn / Herbst

El bosque está tranquilo
En esa lúz silenciosa de mañana
Descansadas las ojas 

El otoño se pone su nuevo vestido
En una fiesta imensa de colores 


Forest in peacful rest
In this quiet morning light
Leaves are tired

Autum arises newly dressed
In a feast of living colours


Wald  in friedlicher Ruhe
In diesem stillen Morgenlicht
Die Blätter sind müde

Herbst  ersteht in neuem Kleid
Im Fest lebendiger Farben

Copyright © Gert W. Knop | Year Posted 2010

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Blueberry Muffin

Blueberry muffin. Sweet things embedded in cake. What a breakfast treat! Blueberry season is near. Bring plenty of muffins here.

Copyright © Robert Pettit | Year Posted 2013

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summer harvest sweet

summer harvest sweet
plump fruit ready for picking
a cornucopia treat
one would be wise to know how
quickly ripeness turns to rot

Copyright © Rickie Elpusan | Year Posted 2005

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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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Footprints In The Snow

   Some woodland creature
   Passed this way not long ago
   Footprints in the snow
   A sign that life still goes on
   In this silent winter world


Copyright © Barbara Gorelick | Year Posted 2015

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Summer Vacation

summer's warmth returns
the wet sand between our toes
coconut lotion
children running and playing
our hearts and souls at rest...

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2012

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A Walk With You

A walk in the woods...
The sun shines through the tree leaves...
My time with You, Lord...
Under trees, orange and yellow...
With the fresh cool breeze of fall...

Copyright © Cinda Carter | Year Posted 2014

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in time

budgies chatter

and canaries sing

voices raised

welcoming Spring

while daffodils sway in time

Copyright © Francine Roberts | Year Posted 2013

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Fall Season

Long nights upon us
tree rodents gather nuts shed.
Swollen limbs naked,
the hungry ground has it all
laid out on a soiled platter.

Copyright © 2012  By Caryl S. Muzzey

Copyright © Caryl Muzzey | Year Posted 2012

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Aura of Harmony

"Aura of Harmony" Autumn leaves cascade inviting Winter snowflakes to fashion carpet balmy winds tickle Spring song Summer haze appears, softly. Nature holding hands Seasons in harmony, shine like lovers in love frosty charm cuddles gold Fall wet warmth kisses lilting breeze. *For Nathan's Tanka (Season) Contest. *Oct. 5, 2012.

Copyright © Linda-Marie SweetHeart | Year Posted 2012

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Winters warmth

oh precious Winter

finding warmth within the cold 

a cozy fire born

the chills from day melt away

embers rise i shut my eyes...

Copyright © Sharon Ruebel | Year Posted 2011

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Leaves Travel About

leaves travel about
blowing upon Autumn winds
branches are revealed
October masks September
quietly as an Autumn

© Christine A Kysely All Rights Reserved
Wausau, Wisconsin USA
October 12, 2011

Copyright © christine a kysely | Year Posted 2011

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Ein später Novembertag/ A late November Day/ Un Día tarde en Noviembre

Die Dächer im Nebel
Ruhe liegt über der Stadt
Nur Rauschen vom Fluss

Einsam Strassen und Wege
Am späten Novembertag


The roofs in the fog
The town is in peaceful calm
Only river's murmur 

Lonely lay streets and paths
On a late November Day


Techos en niebla
La ciudad en calma
Sólo murmullo del río 

Abanonado calles y caminos
En día tarde de noviembre

Copyright © Gert W. Knop | Year Posted 2010

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a long time coming
she is rosy cheeked and chill
breath quite treacherous
fickle april of my dreams
fondest promise unfulfilled

Copyright © daver austin | Year Posted 2014

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Silent Quiet Night

silent quiet night
trees beneath deep blankets sleep
thick stores of sap lie dormant
wait to slowly awaken
browns will fade to blooming greens

© Christine A Kysely All Rights Reserved
(December 8th, 2011 Wausau, Wisconsin USA)

Copyright © christine a kysely | Year Posted 2011