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Premium Member Haiku 1
The Original Sin: Rhyming Haiku!
 
Haiku
should never rhyme:
it’s a crime!
?Michael R. Burch
 
The herons stand,
sentry-like, at attention ...
rigid observers of some unknown command.
?Michael R. Burch
 
Late
fall;
all
the golden leaves turn black underfoot:
soot
?Michael R. Burch
 
Dry leaf...

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Categories: tanka, family, heart, love, mother son, nature, seasons,
Form: Haiku



Premium Member Seek The Lord Everyday - The Tanka Style

~ Seek  The Lord  Everyday~ 
(Double Tanka) 


Extend God's  Love now 
Show to  others the right way 
In  bad  times  just  Pray 
Don't let  worries ...

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Categories: tanka, christian, faith, hope, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member God Sees It All - The Tanka Style
~ God  Sees  It  All  ~
( Double Tanka   )


~O~


God just sees it all
You can be sure He sees you
He sees you and me
God knows everything  you do
Your lifes...

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Categories: tanka, christian, faith, hope, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member God Sees It All - The Tanka Style

~ God  Sees  It  All ~
(Double Tanka)


God just sees it all
You can be sure He sees you
He sees you and me
God knows everything  you do
Your lifes open'd  book to Him

Lord...

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Categories: tanka, christian, faith, hope, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Eternally And More - The Tanka Style

~Eternally And More ~
(Tanka Suite)



You just give us all
And Your Salvation is the best
With You all  is  Great
I can do what's impossible 
You're  so beautiful

~0~

My  soul  rests on You
You're giver...

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Categories: tanka, christian, faith, hope, love,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Let's Thank God - The Tanka Style


~ Let's Thank God ~
 ( Tanka )



 Let's thank God for all

 His presence is always there

 Lets say a prayer

 Praise Him endlessly for all

 He gives us each day.



 Dorian Petersen Potter
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Categories: tanka, christian, faith, hope, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Eternally - The Tanka Style
~ Eternally ~
 (Tanka Suite)


 Lord,  You  give us  all
 And your  Salvation is the best
 With You all is great
 I can do what's impossible 
 You're so  wonderful!

...

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Categories: tanka, faith, hope, inspirational, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Crazy Horse Monument
Crazy Horse Monument

Up there! On the Black Hills mountain,—
A work in progress sculptured in granite;
Of a stern faced warrior, strong and determined:
Unadorned in war bonnet—hair flowing in the wind,
With the White Buffalo Calf Woman’s seven...

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Categories: tanka, america, education, history, native american, tribute, usa,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Ono no Komachi translations
As I slept in isolation
my desired beloved appeared to me; 
therefore, dreams have become my reality
and consolation. 
—Ono no Komachi, translation by Michael R. Burch

Submit to you —
is that what you advise? 
The way the...

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Categories: life,
Form: Tanka
Philipp Reis (Deutsch/ English/ Español (Sentanka)
Philipp Reis (Deutsch/ English/ Español   (Sentanka)

Übertragung von Sprache
Mit den einfachsten Mitteln
Über große Entfernung 

Versagt blieb ihm der Erfolg
Viel zu früh kam sein Tod


Transmission of  voice
By using the simplest means
Over long distances 

Success...

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Categories: people
Form: Tanka
Nagi Tanka
The following is a tribute to all Native Americans. Please check the footnotes for
unfamiliar words.

A lonely man riding a tashunke
Toward the anapo
Where the yellow-gowned prince
Rises majestically
With an army of golden spears
Aimed at desert’s sandy heart
The...

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Categories: tanka, death, life, loss, sad,
Form: I do not know?
Poet Stamp 2011
This is for you, Mystic Rose,
The closest cyber encounter family tree, my spree
Harry Horsman, Sara K, summer's gone, let's haiku and play.
Achoo contest, butterflies, Parise Pariku, and the awesomeness of Michael J. 
Andrea Dietrich, Debbie...

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Categories: tanka, happiness,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Otomo no Sakanoue no Iratsume translation
To a Daughter More Precious than Gems
by Otomo no Sakanoue no Iratsume (c. 700-750)
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Heaven's cold dew has fallen—
and thus another season arrives.
Oh, my child living so far away,
do you pine...

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Categories: child, childhood, children, daughter, girl, mother, mother
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Ancient Haiku
These are my translations of some of the oldest Japanese waka, which evolved into poetic forms such as tanka, renga and haiku. 

While you decline to cry,
high on the mountainside
a single stalk of plumegrass wilts.
—O...

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Categories: tanka, culture, imagery, international, language, metaphor, nature, poetry,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member WATER TANKA
   WATER TANKA

                 Water in Kettle
           ...

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Categories: how i feel, water,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Without My Soup
*WITHOUT THE SOUP.......

                                ...

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Categories: tanka, science, planet,
Form: Shape
The Survivor's Curse
Wrath
Here I stand, upon
This hill, this hell of gunshots,
Pouring blood, whiskey,
Cadavers made into walls;
Unashamed generals lead
Color-adorned men
To untimely demises,
No food, no water,
But you must not leave The Cause,
For you have been called to fight
On the...

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© J. Amorose  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: death, farewell, innocence, soldier, truth, violence, war,
Form: Tanka
Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel (Sentanka)
He had do fight all odds
A man of unbreakable idealism
Alone with his ideas

A mysterious death at high sea
The truth will never be known
--------------------------------------------------
Gegen alle Widerstände
Ein Mann mit ungebrochenem Idealismus
Alleine mit seinen Ideen

Mysteriöser Tod auf hoher...

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Categories: historydeath, autumn, body, death,
Form: Tanka
The Innocence Cry
I walk outside and I see chaos
People killing people
War between the nations
And war in our own backyards
Kids exploding at school
And destroying our young life
Destruction all around us
The lost innocence of people
Where has it gone
Who can...

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Categories: hope, lifelost, cry, lost, integrity,
Form: Tanka
Winter's Garden
A Crystalline blooms upon the cold                             ...

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© John Beam  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tanka, allusion, beauty, culture, garden, poetry, seasons, winter,
Form: Free verse
ilan pang tangka sa tanka
watching the leaves 
touching damp earth
I walk on, (pondering)—
how graceful they fall
     so unlike me

************************************************************

                ...

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Categories: feelings, introspection, write,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member COMPENDIUM of nostalgia
A BACKWARD GLANCE
Alongside a Chiltern chalkstream
I lay me down to dream,
of country paths,stiles and steep slopes,
those days,long ago,filled with hope;
I dreamed of days of summer sun
when my life had just begun,
climbing trees,cricket on the green,
the...

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Categories: tanka, nostalgia,
Form: Verse
I Cry For My Sister
...................................{Man's Forsaken Earth} 

Angels cry for my Sister for she grieves from beyond meaning. 
Witnesses of "the-monsters-of-the-minds" constant scheming. 
Monsters forged from memories etched during youthful days unwise. 
All tricks of emotional fears and feelings...

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Categories: angel, baby, birth, care, career, children, family,
Form: Tanka
A Lakota Mother's Prayer
‘Wana Hin Gle’ the Lakota call me,
‘Wana Hin Gle’ my given name

‘He Who Happens Now,’ the drum beat has found me,
reaching into this moment beyond glory and fame

As ‘Wana Hin Gle,’ my spirit has wandered,
as...

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Categories: tanka, prayer,
Form: Rhyme
Tanka This, that, those and them
 cat, dog, food, humor, mom, pain, summer,


I tripped over  feet
My shoe laces both came undone
Slid in my 'spilled' milk
Cut my finger on broke glass
My blood now was mixed in milk!

I sat on a...

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Categories: cat, dog, food, humor, mom, pain, summer,
Form: Tanka