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Tanka Poems | Examples of Tanka Poetry

Tanka Poems. Examples of Tankas and a list of poems in the correct poetic form and technique. Share and read Tanka poetry while accessing rules, topics, ideas, and a comprehensive literary definition of a Tanka.

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List of Tanka Poems

Note: The forms for these poems were selected by the poet. Often poems are assigned the wrong form. Please confirm the accuracy of the poetic form before referencing the poem.

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
The Suffering Messiah W.A. CHOLT Tanka death, gospel, jesus, judgement,
Premium Member Poem Spotlight death Debbie Walker Tanka death, film,
Its Stellar M. L. Kiser Tanka appreciation, earth, moon, planet,
The Ant M. L. Kiser Tanka environment, imagery, mystery, nature,
And We Both Know Hearts Can Change Axl A. Tanka loss, music, november, poems,
Ok Toss Another One Anisha Dutta Tanka appreciation, how i feel,
Oblivion Harpreet Kaur Tanka emotions, heart, love,
White Hare Nancy Beckman Tanka anger, blue,
Premium Member Poem Pushed Away From A Dead Marriage Caren Krutsinger Tanka divorce, marriage,
Political Correctness W.A. CHOLT Tanka discrimination, political, society,

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Heartfelt Dismay
by Caren Krutsinger
     
Forever loving
Child of your heart and soul
Pushed away in horrible ways

Love runs deep in veins
Trust gone, love remains always
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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: betrayal, child,

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Soul Sadness
by Caren Krutsinger
A deep soul sadness 
Confused diverse emotions 
Love tattered and torn

A violation of trust
Never completely regained 
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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: betrayal, sad, trust,

Cypress Palette
by M. L. Kiser
Golden thread cypress, 
Your personality, bright; 
Bush of the suns’ rays.  
Family resemblance, seen 
In shades of yellow and green.
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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: beauty, earth, environment, inspiration,

Jaws
by W.A. CHOLT
Every time 
I get in the water 
That scene from Jaws 
Comes to mind 
The shark devouring Quint.

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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: fish, scary, water,

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Petals In The Rain
by Caren Krutsinger
Petals in the rain
A flowery beginning
Aromatic fine
Tenderly leans into wind
Returning to earth in fall
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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: flower, rain, spring,

Mister Flash
by M. L. Kiser
It’s blade severs night;
A razor flying through space 
leaves an injured void.  
Soaring legs in marathon; 
meteor in burning flight.
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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, environment, image, imagery,

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Kindly Pumpkin Seeds
by Caren Krutsinger
Kindly pumpkin seeds
Grow one of my favorite treats
Scooping out is hard
A stringy gooey orange mess
Wonderful with cinnamon
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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: food,

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Growing Magic
by Caren Krutsinger
Wizardly magic
Potent truly not needed
Loosen up the roots
Sun and rain and pixie dust
Can relieve an unloved plant

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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: farm, flower, growth, nature,

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Pollination King
by Caren Krutsinger
Buzzing and busy
A honeybee is potent
His angry frenzy
Gently touching my flowers
Giant pollination king
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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: 2nd grade, 3rd grade,

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Apple Bliss
by Caren Krutsinger
Full on apple tree
Sometimes predicts cold weather
Cutting out the worms
Rescuing the sweetest part
Delicious apple cobbler
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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: 4th grade, 5th grade,

Coffee
by M. L. Kiser
Fresh ground eye popper;
The miracle medicine,
Elixir of life.
Barrier between the worlds
Of vibrancy and stagnation…
A cup of eye popp’in joe.
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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, drink, how i

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Weather From Heaven
by Caren Krutsinger


A much cooler day
Our fall has arrived early
Suddenly fallen
From heaven into our laps
Accept this gift gracefully
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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: weather,

A Remarkable morning
by Raynolds Moseamedi
Beautiful morning
The skies fall with delight pure
Clouds form with bliss
As they bring the morning's light
A rare sight enchanting hearts...

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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: beautiful, beauty, morning, nature,

Light The Night
by M. L. Kiser
 Painting color-stars,
Dancing embers pop in air;
Fireworks in the skies.
Glitter drifts on black velvet;
Forming giant color wheels.

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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: color, firework, image, imagery,

Tiny Fingers
by W.A. CHOLT
Tiny fingers 
The little hands 
A beautiful baby 
Innocent and pure
Asleep in his mother's arms. 

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Laws Of Attraction
by Besma Riabi Dziri
Souls roaming about
relevance echoed in Hearts
minds filled to the brim.

Aspirations ever sparked
alive in the shrine of Life.


August 17th, 2018...

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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: beauty, destiny, emotions, growth,

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Colorado
by Caren Krutsinger
Lavender mountains
Backdrop to a gorgeous pond
Lacy silvery clouds

Sigh of appreciation
The joyous heart feels home
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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: home,

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Please Love Him
by Caren Krutsinger
She wanted to love 
One hundred percent all in
She found his goodness
She explained him to others
Many tried to love him too
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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: love,

Every Dragon Dreams Just Like You
by M. L. Kiser
Dragons have dreams too;
stereotyped, they have been.
quite a friendly lot;
just like us they love to play;
they strive quite hard, to please us.

Dragon suppression, creates great...

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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: animal, courage, growth, introspection,

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High gods of low tides
by Word Hobo
contemptuous fools
o’ babbling gods of low tides
moating salty hopes
building sand castle cities 
laughingly her curled lips spume


gv tanka 8.8.2018...

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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: fate, humanity, metaphor,