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Tanka Poems - New Tanka Poem 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)?

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Premium Member LOVING BIRD FLIES IN CLEAR BLUE SKIES-
Love for you is like a fluttering bird flying in the wild blue skies ~ 10/25/20 Written words by James Edward Lee Sr © 2020...Read More
Categories: adventure, analogy, bird, blue,
Form: Tanka



Premium Member Physical Love Rock Hard Real Love Spiritual and Eternal-
Physical Love Rock Hard Real Love Spiritual and Eternal love is like a rock a harden mass of earth stone solid and lasting like body ever after yet the spirit eternal 10/22/20 Written words by James Edward Lee Sr.2020© ...Read More
Categories: analogy, how i feel,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member A Duty
We came from the sea, We rose out of the water A long time ago, The ocean is our mother, We have a duty of care....Read More
Categories: care, mother, ocean,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Reminders
I looked at the fern Spread like a fan in the woods ...Read More
Categories: beauty, nature,
Form: Tanka
Hue
I'm the blue among Black and white: I am like you As we are of hue. My uniqueness as false As the true colors in you....Read More
Categories: humanity, peace, people, philosophy,
Form: Tanka



Premium Member RIVER OF DREAMS
RIVER OF DREAMS ...Read More
Categories: appreciation, desire, dream, emotions,
Form: Tanka
Arizona and rain
Outside the storefront I see the heavy rain fall No signs of stopping My Arizona fruit juice Keeps my mind off the shower...Read More
Categories: drink, fruit, rain, storm,
Form: Tanka
Neon Beach
Standing on the beach Watching the sun start to set Neon lights pop on Making the sand pink and blue Gone is nature's lively hue...Read More
Categories: beach, ocean, sunset,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member O'I SO LIKE MY PURRING PLAYFUL KITTEN-
I like my kitten he is silly and playful he has kind ankle...Read More
Categories: animal, appreciation, cat, character,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member NEBRASKA AUTUMN COTTONWOOD TREES-
Tall cottonwood tree it is leafy and solid with falling broad leaves and many awesome branches as it drools letting go leaves 10/17/20 James Edward Lee Sr © 2020 ...Read More
Categories: analogy, imagery, tree, tribute,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Rain Today
Now, rain is pouring ...Read More
Categories: appreciation, rain,
Form: Tanka
Transcending fear
Attachment borne fears Their onslaught is relentless Veiling God presence Centred in the void within We reclaim bliss ignition 16-October-2020...Read More
Categories: fear, spiritual,
Form: Tanka
Inner shift
Ceasing all striving Resting now in contentment Joy scintillating Not so easy as it sounds Din of ego all around 15-October-2020...Read More
Categories: spiritual,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Standing Back
Categories: anxiety, care, courage,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member Clarity
Looking in the sky ...Read More
Categories: sky,
Form: Tanka

Specific Types of Tanka Poems

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Definition | What is Tanka in Poetry?