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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Read wonderful tanka poetry on the following sub-topics: art, animals, christmas, death, family, flowers, food, friendship, funny, kids, life, love, music, nature, nursery, parents, sadness, school, spring, sports, summer, war, winter and more.

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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,
Premium Member Poem ''The Spice of Life'' Ngoc Nguyen Tanka food, humanity, joy, life,
Premium Member Poem Easing the Mind Heidi Sands Tanka beauty, color, flower,
DEAR DEER Anisha Dutta Tanka animal, appreciation,
Healing Besma Riabi Dziri Tanka heart, how i feel,
Premium Member Poem Mother Nature carlos trevino Tanka earth, nature, tree,
Premium Member Poem Blood and Fire Brahn Bailey Tanka fire, men,
Tanka New York City Matthew Anish Tanka spring, tree, urban,
Asp RAJAT KANTI CHAKRABARTY Tanka death,
ASP Anisha Dutta Tanka appreciation,
These Sweet Tears Mike Gentile Tanka leaving, love, miss you,
samonka for Angela jake aller Tanka love,
Premium Member Poem TUBARIFFIC Kim Rodrigues Tanka music,
Heartache Marcy Paulk Bonnette Tanka heartbroken,
Premium Member Poem Annabelle Caren Krutsinger Tanka 10th grade, 4th grade,
Premium Member Poem May Nina Parmenter Tanka beauty, may, nature, tree,
Endure The Hurt And Pain Bernard F. Asuncion Tanka birthday,
Premium Member Poem THE RESURRECTION Kim Rodrigues Tanka christian,
Control Your Temper Bernard F. Asuncion Tanka birthday,
Come Into The Light Bernard F. Asuncion Tanka birthday,
Anger Leads To Hate Bernard F. Asuncion Tanka birthday,
THE THOUGHT OF BEAUTIFUL VAL BROOKLYN Rogers BLK PANTHER Tanka angst, anxiety, life, love,
Open Your Eyes Bernard F. Asuncion Tanka birthday,
New World Order W.A. CHOLT Tanka culture, death, political, war,
In Motion Besma Riabi Dziri Tanka beauty, journey, wisdom,
Premium Member Poem SUNDOWN Line Gauthier Tanka beauty, inspirational, nature, silence,
The Garden Journey David Hyatt-Bickle Tanka religious,
Just Hope For The Best Bernard F. Asuncion Tanka birthday,
Home In New Heaven Bernard F. Asuncion Tanka birthday,
Premium Member Poem ''Generations'' Ngoc Nguyen Tanka birth, death, destiny, life,
Premium Member Poem MOONLIGHT SERENADE Kim Rodrigues Tanka dark,
jungle josie cameron Tanka analogy, appreciation,
Premium Member Poem Change Those Dirty Diapers Andrea Dietrich Tanka people,
The human heart W.A. CHOLT Tanka fate, lost love, pain,
The Leopard W.A. CHOLT Tanka nature,
Transcience Karam Misra Tanka anxiety, emotions, how i
Pharaoh W.A. CHOLT Tanka bible, history, pride, truth,
Premium Member Poem TUNNEL VISION Line Gauthier Tanka dream, encouraging, freedom, future,
The Drift Besma Riabi Dziri Tanka passion, pride, wisdom,
The Monument Elaine Gonzales Tanka history, irony, places,
THE ALTRUISTIC Anisha Dutta Tanka appreciation, how i feel,
EASTER 2018 Anisha Dutta Tanka appreciation, easter, how i
Grandmasters In Chess Bernard F. Asuncion Tanka birthday,
Air Raid 1940 W.A. CHOLT Tanka city, conflict, death, world
Premium Member Poem Windflowers Paul Callus Tanka flower,
Against Doing Wrong Bernard F. Asuncion Tanka birthday,
Premium Member Poem Drowning Dreams school-shootings Eve Roper Tanka children, dream, grief,
Premium Member Poem Parker's Snap Left Greg Gaul Tanka change, community, confusion, corruption,
Premium Member Poem Beloved Dog Nayda Ivette Negron Tanka pets,
Lovely Light Bernard F. Asuncion Tanka birthday,
Either Beacon Or Light Bernard F. Asuncion Tanka birthday,
Premium Member Poem NATURES EDITORS Mick Talbot Tanka autumn, nature, summer, weather,
Premium Member Poem April Showers carlos trevino Tanka 10th grade, 9th grade,
As The Sun Still Shines Bernard F. Asuncion Tanka birthday,
hope they didn't see me naked brodi satva Tanka funny,
Natural Work Of Art Bernard F. Asuncion Tanka birthday,
Beautiful Horizon Bernard F. Asuncion Tanka birthday,
Enormous Energy Bernard F. Asuncion Tanka birthday,
To Comfort Spiros Zafiris Tanka love,
Mouthpiece Bernard F. Asuncion Tanka birthday,
Beautiful Billows Bernard F. Asuncion Tanka birthday,
Premium Member Poem Here Comes the Pitch Gershon Wolf Tanka baseball, success,
Premium Member Poem In the Monkey House Gershon Wolf Tanka animal, irony, silly,
Premium Member Poem Aging Gershon Wolf Tanka age, fate, mirror,
Best Possible Outcome Bernard F. Asuncion Tanka birthday,
Inundation Bernard F. Asuncion Tanka birthday,
Great Success Bernard F. Asuncion Tanka birthday,
Neither Dusk Nor Twilight Bernard F. Asuncion Tanka birthday,
After The Bad Weather Bernard F. Asuncion Tanka birthday,
Premium Member Poem Tatanka taai tekai Tanka animal,
Premium Member Poem Fate Twists Nayda Ivette Negron Tanka fate,
Premium Member Poem Break up carlos trevino Tanka 10th grade, boyfriend, break
Premium Member Poem Heartfelt Ideas Caren Krutsinger Tanka 10th grade, 11th grade,
Premium Member Poem WINDOW FRAMES Kim Rodrigues Tanka winter,
A Childs Heart Eugene Harvey Tanka children, family, happiness, love,
Premium Member Poem Fate's Footfalls Andrea Dietrich Tanka fate,
Premium Member Poem Please Help carlos trevino Tanka 10th grade, angel, crush,
Premium Member Poem SILENT LOVE Mick Talbot Tanka nature,
American Dream W.A. CHOLT Tanka america, dream, success,
Apis of Apocalypse Ryan Le Bryce Tanka earth, nature,
Premium Member Poem The Dreaded Wait Caren Krutsinger Tanka cancer, death, mother daughter,
Premium Member Poem Allow Possibilities Caren Krutsinger Tanka 11th grade, 12th grade,
Premium Member Poem Fistful of Memories John Anderson Tanka memory,
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Premium Member Poem Contemplation John Anderson Tanka psychological,
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Premium Member Poem WINTER HOLDS Mick Talbot Tanka nature, seasons,
Ecco Homo Sheryl Martin Tanka islamic, metaphor, spiritual,
RED HEARTS Divine Inyang Tanka death,
Premium Member Poem Still Here Janice Canerdy Tanka depression, loneliness,
Premium Member Poem Death Of A Tree carlos trevino Tanka nature, sad, tree,
FRIDAY FEELING Anisha Dutta Tanka how i feel, introspection,
WATER TANKA Anisha Dutta Tanka how i feel, water,
Premium Member Poem A Tear carlos trevino Tanka betrayal, break up, cry,
Europe W.A. CHOLT Tanka culture, death, future, suicide,
Premium Member Poem Simple Muttering- Lost Dreams Broken Wings Tanka life,
Ephemerality W.A. CHOLT Tanka change, death, life, time,