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Short Tanka Poems

Short Tanka Poems. Below are examples of the most popular short Tanka poems by PoetrySoup poets. Search the short Tanka poetry form by poem length and keyword.


Hobby Farmer
Withdrawn for publication....

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Categories: anger, autumn, grief, tree,
Form: Tanka



Premium Member JAPANESE IMAGE
A
tanka
in short verse
shows,yet never
tells
...

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Categories: tanka, on writing and words,
Form: Lanterne
Premium Member Spring Rains
Roses,
where are they?
Spring
rains
on my picnic....

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Categories: life,
Form: Tanka
Lust
lust
dies  quickly
fast
as the wink
of a firefly...

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Categories: desire, girl, romantic,
Form: Tanka
Lost
lost 
the only one 
of us
then remember
in the breath...

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Categories: blessing, death, i am, life, love,
Form: Tanka



My Desire
my desire
sputters out
now
but my joy
of mozart rises...

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Categories: desire, music,
Form: Tanka
Eve
I can
be your sparrow
if you 
promise not to 
be my cage...

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© Rita Odeh  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: art,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member MORNING TANKA
fog at dawn
necklaced cobwebs
allure
entranced
passers-by...

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Categories: nature, seasons,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Pare Pairs to Plausible
Listen to poem:
one is not enough
two is infinity found
pairs are plausible...

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Categories: life, space,
Form: Tanka
Laughter
laughter
a blessing
think
or old joke 
eggs and poultry...

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Categories: farm, mystery, simile,
Form: Tanka
Age
yes
finally admitting to
my age
can I face
my seventies...

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Categories: age,
Form: Tanka
Haiku About Giraffes
she eats from treetops
faster than a lioness  
not a meal today...

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Categories: animals, pets,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member hiding
hiding
the creature
within
she stalks the
streets nightly
...

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Categories: dark,
Form: Tanka
BOWL
bowl
only my spoon
knows
what's in the soup
you roil my passion...

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Categories: lust,
Form: Tanka
Singing
I sing 
in glee club 
too loud
a nearby girl
rolls her eyes
...

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Categories:
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Tanka- 2
without-
the waning sun
warms my face
shalom cloaks
the wells within...

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Categories: faith, health, sea, seasons
Form: Tanka
Premium Member a sting
a sting 
upon the face of
reality
La Cantata de la
Santa Maria
...

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Categories: allusion,
Form: Tanka
Lights of Night
Shining bright
above the night,
stars do twinkle
with such delight....

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Categories: happiness,
Form: Tanka
Heartbeats
heartbeats
awakening to life
older
still dreaming
from the heart...

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Categories: age, dream, feelings, poetry,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member tiny fingers
morning
for we three
tiny fingers
seal my heart
in love’s cocoon
...

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Categories: family, father, father son,
Form: Tanka
Haiku About Bats
tiny black shriekers
swarmed the evening sky above
cordoned the estate ...

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Categories: animals, nature,
Form: Tanka
WITH MY BAMBOO RAKE
with bamboo rake
piling in a heap
leaves let go
for children
to jump in...

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Categories: children,
Form: Tanka
ABOUT NOTHING
about nothing
to think
to think
to think about it
I've no need to think...

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Categories: autumn,
Form: Tanka
IN THIS LIFE OF MINE
in this life of mine
voice
within my mind
for this reason
nothing to say...

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Categories: age,
Form: Tanka
still trying
still trying
to bench-press
this weight
the debt
my father left me
...

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Categories: death, grief,
Form: Tanka