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Tanka Poems | Tanka Examples

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)?

Premium Member Invaluable Recollections
recall first school day I stood weeping, scared to move we held hands at five she vowed to look after me we were close, with a deep bond we had sweet-sad thoughts dispute with football or dolls taking both shows care saddened by...Read More
Categories: analogy, appreciation, meaningful, memory,
Form: Tanka



ILL-TREATED
happy as Larry eight years old and flourishing Suddenly he came The sly paedophile from hell a child humiliated...Read More
Categories: abuse,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Will I Ever Be More Than Just Me
Don't need anyone Knowing me, to be happy. Only need others Assuring my existence May mean something more, someday....Read More
Categories: philosophy,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member JUST AUGUST
families frolic verdant landscapes sandy beach daylight lingering crickets chirping cheerfully summer’s harbinger of change 8/9/2022 Just August Poetry Contest Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich...Read More
Categories: august, beach, family, fun,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member JUST AUGUST
Summer is ending hot days filled with outside fun, our sleeping in late. August ends our days off ~ done, back to school we must now go. Date Written: 8/9/2022...Read More
Categories: day, fun, school, sleep,
Form: Tanka



Just August
in sun-stroked meadows we lay amid the poppies - summer's sun-cinders - embers of a brief romance that burned for infinity NB August is the eighth month, eight being the number of infinity. Poppy is the birth month flower for...Read More
Categories: august, romance,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Just August
Categories: garden, nature, summer,
Form: Tanka
JUST AUGUST
The month of the hawks high-sailing and most noted the best of summer summer's last grief courier while the new fall not yet born...Read More
Categories: august,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Just August
August fits right in between the heat of summer and the chill of fall. A seasonal transition when leaves turn crimson and gold. August 9, 2022 Just August Poetry Contest Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich ...Read More
Categories: august,
Form: Tanka
JUST AUGUST
Summer in its peak Humid and torrid heat waves Rush to get cooled off Beaches with joyful clamor An antidote for dog days! JUST AUGUST Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Andrea Dietrich Date: 09-08-2022 ...Read More
Categories: summer,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Just August
The fields are bursting and jaded trees await fate, among crowding blooms. Moonlit nights attract mauve dreams. The lusty year has ripened. Written on 8/82022 For: JUST AUGUST Poetry Contest Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich...Read More
Categories: august, dream, flower, moon,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member BLACKBERRIES
BLACKBERRIES I cherish, relish tart flavour of succulent juicy...Read More
Categories: 4th grade, appreciation, fruit,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Childhood Nostalgia
. barefoot toes with sand cool-aid stains on face and hand best friends forever dreams were blossoms we might pick memories nestled...Read More
Categories: adventure, best friend, childhood,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Just August
Categories: august, nature,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Innocent Love
She sat by the fence, the lamb struggling to reach her for shared soft kisses. A seven-year-old shy girl; two souls in innocent love. 08 August 2022 Childhood Nostalgia Poetry Contest Sponsored by JCB Brul https://www.howmanysyllables.com ...Read More
Categories: cute love, emotions, girl,
Form: Tanka

Specific Types of Tanka Poems

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Definition | What is Tanka in Poetry?