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Tanka Write Poems | Tanka Poems About Write

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Details | Tanka |

ilan pang tangka sa tanka

watching the leaves 
touching damp earth
I walk on, (pondering)—
how graceful they fall
     so unlike me


feathered silence folded in paper tickled— with the sound of your laughter
************************************************************ holding the plum bowl glass shatters as my fingers slip my heart along with it ************************************************************ listening in entomology class I yawn…. swallowing a mosquito ************************************************************
creased with silence letting go of that paper boat— I write your name in water
************************************************************ a few (ilan) of my attempts (tangka) at writing some tanka some time ago, they probably don't even qualify as tanka? these aren't related with each other though... Also me just trying to see if formatting will hold this time? The other day when I tried it, it did (even from Word) now, even from notepad, the formatting is all aligned to the left? Lemme see center now if it stays as centered (ok, it actually does). But aligning it to the right doesn't seem to stay though?

Copyright © kabuteng P.iNk k. | Year Posted 2014

Details | Tanka |

When You Died

When you died 
I couldn't write a poem.
I felt too deeply,
or I didn't feel enough.
Or maybe I died too.

Copyright © Mary Oliver Rotman | Year Posted 2015

Details | Tanka |

It Takes Two to Tanka


I have two Tanka's
You say you only want one
Which one would you like
The Sad or the one that's fun
Now the contest has begun

Copyright © Jerry T Curtis | Year Posted 2014

Details | Tanka |

Don't Write Me off Today

Short attention span
Mask a great thinking mind set
Round boy tiger eyes
Alert and learning into
A man of thought inventions

Copyright © Doris Culverhouse | Year Posted 2011

Details | Tanka |

Life and Death Re-write

Tetractys version:

eyes blinked
then fluttered
She was awake
We rushed over weeping tears of relief

Another family passed in the hall
Huddled as one
We noticed
they wept

Tanka version: 

inaudible words
eyes blinking and fluttering
she was waking up
we rushed over to her side
weeping warm, sweet tears of joy

arm in arm, heads bowed
another family passed
who wept as we did
yet they wept different tears
their tears were not tears of joy

Deb's contest

Copyright © Tim Ryerson | Year Posted 2013

Details | Tanka |

Namaste namasti

Teaching what I learnt
From heroes and 
The known and 
I owe each each of you 
Which I know are not 

Namaste my gems-
Smashing spread and 
light my pen.
Shalom to you all.

Copyright © Abdulhafeez Oyewole | Year Posted 2013

Details | Tanka |


At first the thirst 
For better  for worst
Undying frustration.
How can I beat this thing?
A PERFECT poem, flawlessly created, a win.

Copyright © VAL BROOKLYN Rogers BLK PANTHER | Year Posted 2016

Details | Tanka |


When ever I write
I painstakingly TRUST that 
My writing will be 
Seen as eccentric I want
To be the conversation

Copyright © VAL BROOKLYN Rogers BLK PANTHER | Year Posted 2017

Details | Tanka |


On your tiny grave Lies a wilted scarlet rose Snow blanket covers I wish I could tuck you in How I miss my precious child One of Three Tanka Contest Sponsored by Laura Loo Checked with how many syllables 06-24-17

Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2017

Details | Tanka |


My Headfire set ablaze Waking my slumbering brain New thoughts created Filling me with ideas Driving me daily to write 6/30/2017

Copyright © Jeremy Smith | Year Posted 2017