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Tang Poems

Tang Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of tang poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for tang.

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Premium Member Ode to Ketchup
For hamburgers hotdogs and french fried potatoes
add the sweet savory sauce a gift from tomatoes
Ketchup Ketchup pour it thick
for bland foods it does the trick

Scramble eggs just to plain
Ketchup adds that sweet tang
Steak a little too dry
that's when ketchup applies
Try...Read More
Categories: tang, fruit, fun, humorous, silly,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Sense In Sensual
The redolence of tropic garden orchids
          A hush of tender whispers in my ear
               The tang upon...Read More
Categories: tang, emotions, feelings, love, passion, senses, sensual,
Form: Rhyme
A Market in Northern Thailand

They are not from Chiang Mai,
they are a tribal people
who speak a hill language.
They ride through the night
on bicycles to settle at dawn
beside the Ping River.

Girls' unroll rattan mats
squat beside straw hats brimful
with the tang of burgundy chilies
They have vegetables
grown...Read More
Categories: tang, poetry,
Form: Free verse
The journey of a loving poet
The journey of a loving poet

My fingers are like the twigs
in the autumn
having the construction of the sadness

Sunshine burned my skin,
unwitnessly comes as cancer.

Apple is sweet
eroding my teeth
-My silent faith

basked under the sunshine,
betrayed the fragrance of that girl

The stars in...Read More
Categories: tang, feelings, sorrow,
Form: Verse
Premium Member A Dance With Mad Molly
( Do you have a favorite poem of your own that you love, but that few others seem to respond to? I have posted this here and elsewhere before, but only received one short comment in all that time. Still,...Read More
Categories: tang, analogy, dance, dark, fantasy,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Angels Fall, As I
Angels fall at your feet ...

  -  To savor the tang of truth - to kiss Heaven's visage
          And sate horrid hearts, they feign you - Immaculate ...

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Categories: tang, analogy, angel, introspection, love hurts, memory, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ambrosia
Your eyes close ...
mine, stay open ... bewitched.

My lips move soft along your cheek -
a sublime dermal journey
from nape to mouth ...
I brush yours with mine, as if miming a sigh,
and they part ... slowly ... sweetly.

I pull back, slightly,...Read More
Categories: tang, appreciation, kiss, love, passion, senses, sensual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member First Love
First Love

You were my hero. 
You showed up just in time. 
You saved me…
You did all the right things. 
You said all that I needed to hear. 

I remember that you had a beard. 
You laughed easy, and had a...Read More
Categories: tang, abuse, addiction, age, allah, analogy, anxiety, appreciation,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Opaque
I lived ... once
I loved and laughed and ached from my marrow
I spoke my soul, and spun my mind to my innervation and impulse
Swam up spirits to the source of their dreams and passions

I moved and breathed and thrived
Slept and...Read More
Categories: tang, analogy, introspection, metaphor, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member the incineration of childhood
We drank tang because the astronauts did...
our plastic spacemen sashayed in sandboxes
we made lunar capsules out of tinfoil
on Halloween spacemen mingled 
with mad clowns jack o lanterns and ghosts
santa said ho ho ho
from under paper mache moon glow
anything was possible...
there...Read More
Categories: tang, age, america, space,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The City Zoo
A cute gentile pig in New York
plays hopscotch over turtle hurdles
which eased her bunny
until a smack talking turkey announced,
'Did you hear how the skunks in bombay
lost a spelling bee - to an
artistic aardvark named clark?'

Around her, muttering mosquitoes
Dear teddy bear,...Read More
Categories: tang, animal, friendship, fun, silly,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Koalas Love A Cooling Tang
cooling tang
upon my palate-
eucalyptus leaves

sleep comes-
a one-track mind’s

nature’s way
is the best-
fine dining

...Read More
Categories: tang, animal, cute, nature, poems, poetry, uplifting,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member A Dance With Mad Molly
'Whatcha say we spin a jig?' She said from 'neath my tongue,
     Her almond bittersweet the queried tang ...
So naught but few, the moments 'til my belfry's bell was rung,
      ...Read More
Categories: tang, dark, drug, fantasy, moon, ocean,
Form: Rhyme
In ocean breeze
Long slow waves roll towards sandy beach
	breaking with white foam as they grow near
as sound of surf fills the breeze
	and air is full of tang of salt

just off shore in the rolling waves
	dolphins frolic swimming by
breaking surface and diving deep
	a...Read More
Categories: tang, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Quiet shrieks as water rapids sluice 
Sway tamely to trees' calm berceuse 
Drink in the tang of ambrosial spruce
Typhonic storms of mind, I let loose
Lustrous blithe soon rises to the nous

My inky mane, with waters, cascade 
As a gentle zephyr...Read More
Categories: tang, metaphor, nature, summer,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member pastone
I’ve crossed many rivers so cold
am known to be stout and bold
the likes of cheese and crackers
makes me lips go smackers.

The flavor kicks up me nose
like cat nip makes me doze
keeping a stiff upper lip
I’m careful not to  slip

I...Read More
Categories: tang, funny,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sweet and Sour


of warm skin
I taste their tang

like honey
my opiate


~ 3rd Place ~  in the "Light Up The Page" Poetry Contest, Joseph May, Judge & Sponsor.

(Syllables counted at

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Categories: tang, love, metaphor, passion, sensual, sexy,
Form: Lanterne
Premium Member March
Mercurial, mischievous minx
Amphibious air swirling in turquoise tang
Ribald thief of restrained relief
Capricious caress in cobalt clouds
Hale blown heather tickles the daffodils' flaxen dress.

3/01/19...Read More
Categories: tang, change, seasons,
Form: Acrostic
Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era? I’m a fool; aloof am I. On a clover, if alive, erupts a vast, pure evil; a fire volcano. T. Eliot, top bard, notes putrid tang emanating, is...Read More
Categories: tang, word play, words,
Form: Free verse
Overcoming Writers Block
Lately I've struggled with my ability to write
Writers block has been killing me at night
I couldn't do anything about it even though I was willing to try
Now I'm slowly regaining my ability to write

Scribbled out lines and scrunched up pieces...Read More
Categories: tang, deep, depression, devotion, inspiration, inspirational, poetess,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member IF YOU PULL A LONG FACE - Part XXIX

IF you pull a long pained face
The kind poets affect and gladly display
Throughout the ages with their lonely-heart feelings in lyrical grace
You might end up Precious Pearl in harem of some Arabo-Turkish...Read More
Categories: tang, appreciation, art, poetry, poets, romantic love, sweet,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member China Spies and Lies
China Spies and Lies

Concentration camps in the north
disappearing book sellers in the south
Chinese spies hunt one and all
Army of thieves , worldwide

Zhao Ziyang, where is he?
erased from Chinese history
where is the brave young man
who battled one thousand tanks?

Xu Jiatun, where...Read More
Categories: tang, abuse, art, corruption, political, racism,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Savory

     ~   Our mouths mix madly,

                            ...Read More
Categories: tang, kiss, love, passion, sensual, sexy,
Form: Senryu
the tang of reality...Read More
Categories: tang, imagery, inspirational,
Form: Imagism
the non-verbal.  
in melodius
 ...Read More
Categories: tang, word play, words,
Form: Verse