Tanka Song Poems

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"Marriage after Sunrise"

sunset drunken light
on lavender glass of wine
a long lost tear falls
converts into sleeping pills
dismiss the rain again

"Divorce before Sunset"

Copyright © Poet Destroyer A | Year Posted 2012

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like a lover’s sigh
she tiptoes forth    looking back
those warm memories
birds    still singing    cross over
and sad sunshine stills the wind

now September sings
a sympathetic tune silvers
promises late gold –
the change will be gradual
promises sleep    painless sleep

mysterious calm
Llke a magic caesura
bated by surprise
in mind it’s ever the same
such gentle looking forward

Copyright © daver austin | Year Posted 2009

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the skylark chirps

  of amorous refrains

    mellow as night…

 a winged hymn echoing 

tales of my deepened woes

Andrea Dietrich's Tanka 3:Return to TOP TEN 

Copyright © nette onclaud | Year Posted 2015

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Crisp winds serenade Farewell to autumn’s tinged leaves Sailing, cascading Sweet destiny is calling For life’s, an unending song ~*~

Copyright © Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick | Year Posted 2010

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Soft, as the moon weeps,
    The Lark trills endless, his mate,
        Now cold on the sand.
            His broken heart is my own,
                This beach, our sanctuary.

Oh, my winged brother,
    Your sweet song - bathed in sorrow,
        Is but perfection.
            Each tender note rends my soul,
                As you plead ... for her answer.

* Written and submitted December 30, 2017, for the "One or Two Tanka" Poetry Contest, Rick Parise, Sponsor. *

(Checked at HowManySyllables.com)

Copyright © Gregory R Barden | Year Posted 2017

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                              Cherry blossom tree
                       swaying by an ice glazed pond 
                               lonely skylark perched
                       singing a song for it's flock
                       a chill wind blows alone he waits.

3/30/15    contest sponsored by: Rick Parise  'One New Tanka'
                           T Reams       4th Place

Copyright © TAMMY REAMS | Year Posted 2015

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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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just in few moments as the dusk obscures the sky lids cover my eyes my mind begins to reckon the things I’ve done the whole day a flurry it was missing the sun in your eyes my heart in regrets didn’t sing you song last night or gave you right back sweet hugs now I sing my song but ice cream melts on its cone what else will I do to win back the love from you and make me smile and heart grows plead down so deeply asking you not to leave me I am so sorry this is the best melody be sung in my poetry I hope you can hear song being played in G-Clef lonely but lovely Tanka Song with love I sing hoping to ease all our pains
Written: Oct. 7, 2012 Second Place Winner Contest: Tanka-Sad Song Judged: 10/21/2012 Poet Sponsor: My Greatest Poet, Poet-Destroyer Fourth Place Winner Contest: Tanka me this, tanka me that, tanka me anypoem you want... Judged: 10/23/2012 Poet Sponsor: SKAT

Copyright © Galeo DS | Year Posted 2012

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sixty-fourth birthday
one candle on the cake
my wife's gift
the Sergeant Pepper album
*will you still love me when. . ."

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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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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Twilight torpid pond Shadow falls on lily pad Silence broken, croak Autumn plume of winter air Watery hibernation.

Copyright © Delice Arleen Skelly | Year Posted 2015

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an old tune
floats through my mind
hoping for a space
between Gershwin and Bach
but the valet parks it in pop

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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our sadness
not to know the power of now
beyond toys and stars
we cling to our last breath song
held so silently in the now

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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like ballet dancers

in colourful pinafores

an impromptu dance

choreographed by the wind

leaves dance to Autumn's sweet song

for Nathan's contest "Tanka (Season)"

Copyright © Francine Roberts | Year Posted 2012

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Jack Russell sings sharp—
two barks for each passing bike
he would love to chase.
Droning wheels tease and roll on
from chained dog’s staccato song.

May 24, 2016
Traditional Tanka Contest

Copyright © Rita A. Simmonds | Year Posted 2016

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not here
she silenced a cricket
my heart still beating
to cricket songs
without her

Copyright © Thomas Martin | Year Posted 2015

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From being stewed here
Together in life's spiced pot
We begin to share
The orthographic phoneme
But i think still more germaine

Origin of dust
Denominator common
Yet with meaning lost
Until the grave dust us, we
Single note in time's hist'ry

When the pot begins
To sing again, blending us
Soul and mission sweet
Single soup of harmony
Stirring tastebuds to exult

All consonants one
All vowels an accent change
All emotions merged
For we feel and die as man
We live but as creation

Let need arrange us
Into semantic desire
Love is motion in fire
The candle burning to deliver
Giver singing for lover

D for dream I choose
Recluse imagination shines
Emitting echoes
Ancestral harmony sweet
Meaning in song, dance in feet.

Copyright © David Smalling | Year Posted 2012

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Like a Siren song
Across the oceans I call to you
Sunlight fills my heart
I softly whisper your name
You are my heart beat my all.

Copyright © Lizzie Treetop | Year Posted 2012

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country music vibes
my spirit surpassing heights
melodious voice 
i write poetry to his tunes
Darius Rucker inspires

Darius Rucker

Copyright © Barbara Washington | Year Posted 2012

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The lights are flicker
Somewhere in this world tonight
Angels sings carol
A sad Christmas song was play
In a silent of the stars

Tears began to fall
Looking out into the space
The memories of you
Are still picture on my mind
Your smile and eyes shows that cares

So, now it’s Christmas
Christmas carol sounds so sad
That plays in my heart
I know you are in heaven
 Watching me in your silent

December 28, 2013
BY : 	Cheryl Aldea

Copyright © Cheryl Aldea | Year Posted 2013

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Songbird sing to me
Your sound soothes my very soul
It’s the sound of peace
The calmness overwhelms me
Sing… sing and don’t ever stop

Copyright © maritza pagan | Year Posted 2013

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A robin’s song flies
Up into the air and meets
Small silver snowflakes—

The song spreads its wings to dance
On top of snowflake silence.

Copyright © Patrick Randolph | Year Posted 2006

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SHORT SONG a kyoka*

a tanka short song
in my heart ever belongs-
but a kyoka
a satire ,without much style
foam-like fades in a short while

* a kyoka is tanka variation that parodies,satires completely free in expression somaybe silly,bawdy ,political.even and confront taboos etc 

youmay read my short form poetry @strand poet on twitter and hear me recite my longer poetry on youtube under my pen name ichthyschiro

Copyright © Brian Strand | Year Posted 2015

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play me our love song the lyrics a vital part I don’t want the globe just a whole lot of loving and the beating of your heart

Copyright © Wilma Neels | Year Posted 2012

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My love sing your song,
the divine notes speak of love.
My heart’s journey,
a journey into your eyes,
to the soul of love displayed.

Sing your song of love,
to my heart your words speak soft.
My joy it does break,
within your joy i do swim,
join with me in harmony.

(Shine On In Dream Series.)

Copyright © Vladislav Raven | Year Posted 2016

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A red dress hangs in 
The black velvet clothing hook
Waiting to be wore 
For the woeful soprano
Who sings in a musical


Copyright © Nayda Ivette Negron | Year Posted 2016

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Sleepy grass flutter
Beneath gentle lunar rays
Sing their quiet song
As humanity sits down
Tragically ignorant.

Copyright © Hunter Ware | Year Posted 2010

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CUCKOO. Spring indicator, sings on top of berry tree, a woodland birdie, it sun's itself after rain, its feathery touch is soft. P.S:Tanka is a Japanese poem of five lines with syllables-5,7,5,7,7.respectively. Contest:238 any form max of 12 lines. Sponsor:Brian Strand. 17/11/2016.

Copyright © Rizwana Bhurani | Year Posted 2016

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Chapter 1:
Love is more than wine,
Sun has tanned me for I`m black,
~Siblings punish me,
You are like chariots of gold;
strong,fair;pleasant to behold.

Chapter 2:
I`m rose of sharon,
My beloved`s fruits have sweet taste,
His voice leaps on hills,
I seek thy face and voice,Love!,
Be like hart;for we are one.

Copyright © olusegun Arowolo | Year Posted 2011

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Bamboo wind chime song
A soft gentle melody
Breath across wood pipes
changes the tune and tempo
Elevating my new joy

entry to contest;  Sounds Familiar
Placement:  Honorable Mention

Copyright © Paula Swanson | Year Posted 2010