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Long Waka Poems

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Premium Member My Dear On The Ridge
There was a dear who had a ridge that she perched from
It was where she felt welcome 
Below there was a road 
Where cars must go. 

They would be driving in singles and pairs 

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Categories: waka, animal, autumn, car, death, desire, farm, gothic,
Form: Rhyme Royal

In Chibok,
An IED finds it way 
Into the mind of a savage sect
And made good use of the emptiness.

In helplessness,
Some school girls are bundled up
From their school compound; 
Taken for a noisy ride into Sambisa;

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Categories: waka, angst, bereavement, betrayal, high school, leadership, violence,
Form: Blank verse
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: waka, life,
Form: Tanka
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: waka, child, childhood, children, daughter, girl, mother, mother
Form: Tanka
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.

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Categories: waka, culture, imagery, international, language, metaphor, nature, poetry,
Form: Haiku

Musical love
Musical love

Our love forged on the Mount Fuji
Dining, wining and dancing to the beats of Garbage Fuji
Many times shot were we with the film Fuji…

We sit crooning to the songs of apala
Where the drummer frenziedly...

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Categories: waka, eulogy, love,
Form: Rhyme
Whats wrong with the world today?
its like they have nothing else to say.
Their words are destroying creative minds
children know adult things by the age of nine.
It the music and it stupid to sit here it...

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© Ms Renee  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: waka, musicme, age, music, age, me, music,
Form: I do not know?
Adhuri tmanna
Pyar, mohabbat ka naam sunkr aaj kl logo k mn me bf ya gf jaise bate hi aati hai...
Pyar to sbse jyada apni family aur apne doston se hota hai.... 
And my poem is for...

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Categories: waka, absence, anxiety, loneliness, lost love,
Form: Nazm
Ngwaga e be ele e se me ka geke ipona tlhakatlhakanong
Kgwedi txe mmalwa fela gore ke fetse atla tse pedi
Maahlo a be a bona fela tsa mono kgabagareng
Kgopolo ere nna ke sa nkga mekgatho
Efela pelo...

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Categories: waka, age, anger, betrayal, childhood, father daughter, grief,
Form: Narrative
Waka of love
welcoming the sun                                ...

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© John Beam  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: waka, change, flower, romantic love, seasons, spring, valentines
Form: Tanka
Premium Member In the Clouds
Tainui - that great waka in the sky -
  the flight of the Koru carrying me 
into the far orbits seven miles high 
  at altitude above the Tasman Sea.
And on its metallic...

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Categories: waka, change, journey, moving on,
Form: Sonnet