Tanka Poems. Examples of Tankas and a list of new poems in the correct poetic form and technique. Share and read short, long, best, and famous Tanka poetry while accessing rules, format, types, and a comprehensive literary definition of a Tanka.
A tanka is a form of Japanese poem consisting of five lines, the first and third composed of five syllables and the others seven, but there is more to a tanka. What is tanka in poetry (complete definition)?
A Zombie's Heaviness, But Innocent
blue, cry, innocence, introspection,
Through long whiteout walks,
Up and down the snowy den—
Appears on my masked shoulders—
Know Her mind forever drifts....Read More
allusion, analogy, autumn, change,
a sauntering airs freely
a mass of escapes
relocation picturesque...Read More
fairy, fantasy, magic, nature,
Antlers and flowers
All around as my lips frown.
Adorned flower crown,
Never again feeling down,
For I'm the fairy queen now.
A CHILDs CRAYON
kisses form flowers
billow, filled in with color
a child’s crayon moves
so much like a seismograph
happiness upon the page
magic, nature, prayer, religion,
I see a snail shell,
Which I'll use to cast a spell,
So all shall be well.
To the Universe I tell
A wish for life to be swell....Read More
Spacing Out To Music
Magically settles nerves.
Sounds all the slower.
Feelings slowly overtake
My innermost mind's own core....Read More
Higher Than Thou
addiction, crazy, drug, spiritual,
High beyond my mind.
High beneath the full moon's light.
Higher than thou's mind.
High because I am the light.
Higher than thou's own ego....Read More
Walking Through Autumn Winds
autumn, nature, weather, wind,
Leaf flies in the wind,
Seems like a bird's silhouette.
Coldness of autumn
Overtaking my body
As I walk down my own street....Read More
Snow In A Comatose Hourglass
angst, introspection, life, nature,
Winter's time for sand,
To lay down frost— white night dress
Walking on color;
Chase warm nightmares all this time.
*It's about sleep-walking*...Read More
baby, blessing, child, family,
How lovely it is,
Birthing child on Mother's Day.
An example of
Someone who has made her way
To fulfilling motherhood....Read More
emotions, feelings, poetry, writing,
The world is falling
but we fly with poetry;
Soaring through pages;
spill like tea onto the floor....Read More
Pastel Blue Nails
Pale pastel blue nails
As blue as translucent sea,
Waves pale as white sails,
Complimentary to toes
Matching my summer beach clothes....Read More
god, life, philosophy, religion,
When one has found God,
One finally acknowledges
Source of origin:
True origin of our souls....Read More
allegory, allusion, animal, appreciation,
A fox in the mist
crossed my road driving uphill
death, destiny, fate, god,
My karma was paid,
On that very night, someone
Had saved my own life,
Once and for all, for a change,
I was deemed worthy of life....Read More
Specific Types of Tanka Poems
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art, animals, christmas, death, family, flowers, food, friendship, funny, kids, life, love, music, nature, nursery, parents, sadness, school, spring, sports, summer, war, winter
Definition | What is Tanka in Poetry?