Tanka Poems | Examples of Tanka Poetry

Tanka Poems. Below are examples of Tanka poems. This list of poetry in the tanka format or form is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. A Tanka is a type of short poem, similar to a Haiku, of 8th-century Japanese origin which is often written to express self-reflection, love, or gratitude. Share and read tanka poem examples. See a comprehensive tanka definition with format, rules, and structure of the poetry form. These poetic works will help you to learn how to write a Tanka and see how the best poets from all over the world write this form of poetry.


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Premium Member Poem TOO MUCH TOO SOON The Name Forsakes Me Tanka abortion, teenage,
Premium Member Poem Caitiff Gary Bateman Tanka allegory, betrayal, dark, discrimination,
Colorful Dream Moon Flower Tanka dream, introspection, mystery,
Premium Member Poem Mother at Sea Nina Parmenter Tanka baby, devotion, mother,
Premium Member Poem 2018 FIFA World Cup -France vs Croatia FINAL Mark Toney Tanka beautiful, football, french, international,
Premium Member Poem Two Tanka Rick Parise Tanka fire, love, nature, river,
Premium Member Poem Anemophily FJ Thomas Tanka earth, god,
Mount Fugi W.A. CHOLT Tanka beauty, nature,
Premium Member Poem A WALL TOO FAR The Name Forsakes Me Tanka political,
Premium Member Poem Love Falling In Love Susan Gentry Tanka addiction, confusion, crazy, desire,
Premium Member Poem A Bleeding Hush Gregory R Barden Tanka betrayal, longing, love, metaphor,
An Aloe Plant Darlene De Beaulieu Tanka green, growth,
Premium Member Poem DEVOTION AND INFATUATION James Edward Lee Sr. Tanka dedication, devotion, god, jesus,
Premium Member Poem 2018 FIFA World Cup -Belgium vs England Third-Place Match Mark Toney Tanka england, football, international, joy,
Premium Member Poem To My Bride of Forty-Five Mark Toney Tanka anniversary, beautiful, blessing, for
City Wanderings Nancy Beckman Tanka confusion, july,
Questioning Questions Jeffrey Spencer Tanka anger,
Premium Member Poem Infatuation John lawless Tanka allusion, passion,
Premium Member Poem Affection Charlie Smith Tanka emotions, longing, love,
Premium Member Poem Entrapped In Your Web Caren Krutsinger Tanka giving, love, passion,
Premium Member Poem Stifling Hot Here Caren Krutsinger Tanka 3rd grade, 4th grade,
Premium Member Poem PURE DEVOTION nette onclaud Tanka change, character, devotion,
Premium Member Poem Night Confession Nayda Ivette Negron Tanka betrayal,
Premium Member Poem 2018 FIFA World Cup Croatia vs England Semi-Final Mark Toney Tanka cinderella, england, football, international,
Premium Member Poem The Moistened Window Probir Gupta Tanka romance,
Premium Member Poem The Tickling Tanka Probir Gupta Tanka love,
Premium Member Poem 2018 FiFA World Cup France vs Belgium Semi-Final Mark Toney Tanka football, french, international, joy,
Premium Member Poem The Black Book Girl Andrea Dietrich Tanka woman,
Premium Member Poem A TREAT Line Gauthier Tanka funny, husband, perspective, relationship,
Premium Member Poem MIDNIGHT MERMAID Line Gauthier Tanka fantasy, magic, moon, night,
Premium Member Poem THE SWIMMERS OF MAE SAI Kim Rodrigues Tanka courage,
Premium Member Poem BURIAL OF DEVOTION Kim Rodrigues Tanka love,
Premium Member Poem HEART SONG Connie Marcum Wong Tanka hope, lost love, love,
Premium Member Poem DIET DILEMMA JAN ALLISON Tanka body, candy, desire,
Premium Member Poem Engraved Broken Wings- Dear Heart Tanka lost love,
Premium Member Poem I KNEW Line Gauthier Tanka devotion, true love,
Premium Member Poem Infatuation and Devotion Janice Canerdy Tanka devotion, money, people,
Premium Member Poem - Love's Ecstasy - Sunshine Smile Tanka crush, feelings, love,
Lifeblood Denied M. L. Kiser Tanka earth, earth day, environment,
Premium Member Poem ICED RAIN The Name Forsakes Me Tanka nature, rain,
Premium Member Poem UNFORGETTABLE CARNAGE The Name Forsakes Me Tanka death,
Premium Member Poem DEVOTION and INFATUATION Eve Roper Tanka love,
Baptize Casarah Nance Tanka baptism, religion, river,
Premium Member Poem - Fly, Virgin Mary - Sunshine Smile Tanka beauty, insect,
Premium Member Poem Infatuation Edward Ibeh Tanka feelings,
Premium Member Poem Last Meow Broken Wings- Dear Heart Tanka grief,
No Spare Room In Heart Besma Riabi Dziri Tanka confusion, emotions, how i
Premium Member Poem TWENTY-FOUR HOURS The Name Forsakes Me Tanka nature, sun,
One Word Lycia Harding Tanka love,
Gibbous Moon Anisha Dutta Tanka moon, scary,
Love Tanka Anisha Dutta Tanka devotion, love,
Harley healer Nancy Mitchell Tanka spiritual,
Premium Member Poem TRUE LOVE FOUND Mick Talbot Tanka devotion, love, love hurts,
Premium Member Poem The Journey Sandra Haight Tanka journey, love,
SUMMER COOKING Anisha Dutta Tanka appreciation, food, summer,
EARNEST DEVOTION Beata Agustin Tanka devotion, faith, god, inspirational,
Transient Nest Subimal Sinha-Roy Tanka devotion, heartbroken, lust, memory,
Premium Member Poem HUNDRED YEARS AGO PLUS The Name Forsakes Me Tanka war, world war i,
Tanka P.M. Richter Tanka life, sunshine, tree,
Premium Member Poem Woman and Baby charles messina Tanka romantic,
Premium Member Poem INFATUATION JEAN MURRAY Tanka angst, boyfriend, i love
Premium Member Poem The Dancer Julia Ward Tanka imagery,
Premium Member Poem Quenched With Infatuation Laura Loo Tanka love, passion,
SEASONS SIMPLEST TO KNOW VAL BROOKLYN Rogers BLK PANTHER Tanka betrayal, color, happy,
THE FOURTH JULY VAL BROOKLYN Rogers BLK PANTHER Tanka america, birth, celebration,
Premium Member Poem A JUNGLE OUT THERE The Name Forsakes Me Tanka nature,
Geese Bonnie House Tanka appreciation, beautiful, bird,
Premium Member Poem IN DENIAL The Name Forsakes Me Tanka murder,
Premium Member Poem Death is not the End harry horsman Tanka life,
Premium Member Poem briefly butterfly Kim Rodrigues Tanka butterfly,
Premium Member Poem Despicable Gary Bateman Tanka allegory, angst, dark, discrimination,
Premium Member Poem ALWAYS A PLEASURE Mick Talbot Tanka inspiration,
Poetic Pair Bernard F. Asuncion Tanka birthday,
Premium Member Poem The Cosmos Gary Bateman Tanka allegory, god, inspiration, magic,
Premium Member Poem Mood Swings Mark Toney Tanka anger, anxiety, depression, happy,
Premium Member Poem Pare Pairs to Plausible John Anderson Tanka life, space,
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Premium Member Poem Tornado Heidi Sands Tanka anxiety, storm,
Rush of Passion Besma Riabi Dziri Tanka emotions, heart, love, passion,
Premium Member Poem Haiku Senryu and Tanka Too Mark Toney Tanka beauty, deep, emotions, humanity,
Premium Member Poem Lost without you Heidi Sands Tanka lonely, lost, miss you,
Premium Member Poem Summer Trees Heidi Sands Tanka beauty, sound, summer, tree,
Premium Member Poem Motionless Heidi Sands Tanka animal, beautiful,
Premium Member Poem Fishing with my father Mike Miller Tanka father, fishing, memory,
Rock Garden Darlene De Beaulieu Tanka flower, garden,
Premium Member Poem Lifespan Wayne Kingston Tanka time, travel,
Premium Member Poem Red Fox Heidi Sands Tanka animal,
Premium Member Poem Lioness Mother Edward Ibeh Tanka animal, imagery, nature,
Music of Joy Harpreet Kaur Tanka blessing, heart, joy, mirror,
A Heart Of A Poet Besma Riabi Dziri Tanka art, muse, passion, poetry,
Premium Member Poem Ice Cream Barry Stebbings Tanka fruit, summer,
Premium Member Poem CHANCES RUNNING OUT - haiga - haiku contest Mick Talbot Tanka poetry,
Premium Member Poem READ THE RULES Mick Talbot Tanka poetry, poets,
SKY RAJAT KANTI CHAKRABARTY Tanka sky,
Premium Member Poem Grown Up carlos trevino Tanka 12th grade, celebration, dance,
Premium Member Poem Finding Hope carlos trevino Tanka hope, lost, self,
Marvel Harpreet Kaur Tanka heart, love, magic,
Premium Member Poem School Shooting In Texas carlos trevino Tanka 10th grade, 11th grade,
ELEPHANT GRASS OH MY Anisha Dutta Tanka animal, appreciation, nature,
Premium Member Poem Light Thoughts Heidi Sands Tanka beauty, butterfly, peace,
Words In Motion Besma Riabi Dziri Tanka art, creation, words, writing,