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Tanka Poems | Examples of Tanka Poetry

Tanka Poems. Below are examples of tanka poems. This list of poems in the tanka form of poetry is made of PoetrySoup member poems. PoetrySoup is a great resource for examples of tanka poems or a list of tanka poetry. These examples illustrate what tanka poems look like and its form. There is also a link below to the definition of tanka and a page where you can discuss it.

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TANKA FOR SLEEPING MOTHER CHAKRABARTY, RAJAT KANTI Tanka mother
Premium Member Poem Longing for a Tender Kiss Sivey, Russell Tanka kiss, longing
ALLITERATED TANKA Talbot, Mick Tanka anger, betrayal, conflict, war
PAINTED ON MY HEART Talbot, Mick Tanka heart, love, true love
Premium Member Poem The Broken-Hearted Ghost Dietrich, Andrea Tanka sad love
Premium Member Poem Permissive Parent Roper, Eve Tanka child, parents
The past that came back Blackman, Marilyn Tanka beautiful, boyfriend, forgiveness, love
Dancing Leaves De Beaulieu, Darlene Tanka dance, wind
Premium Member Poem Autumn lets us know Sands, Heidi Tanka autumn, color
Premium Member Poem Awaiting spring's arrival Pandit, Vijay Tanka nature
AUTUMN ROMANCE Dutta, Anisha Tanka beautiful, i love you
Summer Ended De Beaulieu, Darlene Tanka autumn, leaving
Premium Member Poem Allies Soper, Joseph Tanka art, image, nature, tribute
A LETTER TO UP ibrahim, gbolahan Tanka absence, adventure, africa, allusion,
Premium Member Poem Tanka McKeithan, Oliver Tanka desire, longing
Premium Member Poem I live with how my heart sings Sands, Heidi Tanka heart, love
Healing touch Sinha-Roy, Subimal Tanka mental illness, moon, sky
Eyes of the Beholder Brown, K.T. Tanka beauty, earth, nature
Premium Member Poem HIS UNFORGIVABLE SIN Rodrigues, Kim Tanka divorce
Premium Member Poem Narcissism Bateman, Gary Tanka allegory, desire, hyperbole, image,
FEAR CHAKRABARTY, RAJAT KANTI Tanka fear
Premium Member Poem Love is Blind Sergi, Ralph Tanka love
Butterflies Flowing Flower, Moon Tanka crush, lost love, metaphor,
Premium Member Poem Irma Dietrich, Andrea Tanka storm
Irma Bertin, John Tanka natural disasters, september, storm
Premium Member Poem A funereal Tanka Strand, Brian Tanka death, imagery
Premium Member Poem A tanka TALE Strand, Brian Tanka imagery, light, morning
Premium Member Poem A tanka Strand, Brian Tanka autumn, imagery, nature
Premium Member Poem a TANKA Strand, Brian Tanka memory, youth
lost paradise Foster, Gail Tanka dream, heaven, lost, natural
Santa croft, karen Tanka giving
Premium Member Poem THRESHOLD NEARLY BREACHED Rockwell, Cindi Tanka depression, pain, sick
Earning Success Reza, Muzahidul Tanka success
Premium Member Poem Old Friends Kendrick, Sara Tanka death
Premium Member Poem Rain Pours Sands, Heidi Tanka dream, rain, weather
Premium Member Poem Rain Song Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka imagination
The Tangled Tango hoffman, cheryl Tanka dance, humor
Premium Member Poem Demagoguery Bateman, Gary Tanka allegory, angst, dark, discrimination,
Premium Member Poem ''A Fallen Leaf'' Wings, Broken Tanka introspection, nature
JOURNEY Dutta, Anisha Tanka journey, romantic, travel
Premium Member Poem Blowing In The Wind Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka wind
Premium Member Poem Threshold to Death Loo, Laura Tanka death
Premium Member Poem Ripples On The Water horsman, harry Tanka age
Premium Member Poem NATURE AT WORK Strand, Brian Tanka bird, nature, winter
Premium Member Poem Ripples In The Water Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka feelings, goodbye
3am Chan, Bernard Tanka day, memory, night, peace,
Premium Member Poem Waves Sands, Heidi Tanka ocean, peace, solitude
Premium Member Poem Tattered Yellow Pages Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka lost love
Premium Member Poem Tattered Game Ball Roper, Eve Tanka baseball, chicago, children, nostalgia
Premium Member Poem A Tattered Web Cozart, Dale Gregory Tanka imagery, insect, summer, weather
Premium Member Poem Straddling the Threshold Anderson, John Tanka stress
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Premium Member Poem Nocturnal Zephyr Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka lost love
Traverse Greened Wasteland Sinha-Roy, Subimal Tanka love
Premium Member Poem Fluid In the Wind Tattered Old Glory Roper, Eve Tanka color, freedom, war
Within My Mind Raven, Vladislav Tanka dream, love
Premium Member Poem Tattered in Memory Parise, Rick Tanka death, nature
Premium Member Poem COVERED BRIDGE OF VERMONT Rodrigues, Kim Tanka kiss
Premium Member Poem A tanka moment Strand, Brian Tanka poetry, sorrow
Premium Member Poem A tanka tale Strand, Brian Tanka nature, poetry, winter
Premium Member Poem T is for tanka Strand, Brian Tanka destiny, nature, poetry
Premium Member Poem Summons CRESSWELL, PATRICIA Tanka adventure
End Of Summer De Beaulieu, Darlene Tanka autumn, cool, summer, weather
Tangled As Roots Schiavina, Frances Tanka river
Premium Member Poem TATTERED SELF ESTEEM MURRAY, JEAN Tanka abuse, anxiety, betrayal
Premium Member Poem Wash away thoughts Sands, Heidi Tanka rain
Premium Member Poem drawl CRESSWELL, PATRICIA Tanka first love, garden
Premium Member Poem IF YOU SLAP ME Rogers BLK PANTHER, VAL BROOKLYN Tanka anger, anxiety, forgiveness, sorry
UNION Das, Parimal Kumar Tanka imagination
Premium Member Poem Rip Tide Cozart, Dale Gregory Tanka beach, imagery, sea
Premium Member Poem Cowardice Ibeh, Edward Tanka anger, confusion, hate, murder,
Premium Member Poem Calm Lake Sands, Heidi Tanka beauty, longing, water
Two Friends Sharma, Mansi Tanka good morning, good night,
Premium Member Poem Stress leaves Sands, Heidi Tanka peace, water
Keep It Real Wonder, Timeless Tanka love
Dreams Kiser, M. L. Tanka dream, imagination, symbolism, wisdom
Premium Member Poem Beauty continues to shine Sands, Heidi Tanka beauty, flower, loneliness
Be Wary Kiser, M. L. Tanka dream, imagination, metaphor
Premium Member Poem The Bear Sands, Heidi Tanka animal
Pairing of Shoes Conte, Ashley Tanka fashion, weather
Finding Yourself Kiser, M. L. Tanka inspiration, inspirational, introspection, muse
Premium Member Poem Deserted Rodrigues, Kim Tanka dark, death
Premium Member Poem MOURNING VITALITY Rodrigues, Kim Tanka bereavement, family
Tears A. Sharma, Dr. Upma Tanka lost
Premium Member Poem Lost Love Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka lost love
Early Birds Cabanes, Nudershada Tanka bird, day
Silent Night Cabanes, Nudershada Tanka dark, night, silence
Premium Member Poem You Encompass Me With Life Loo, Laura Tanka love
Premium Member Poem So I May Keep My Desires Sivey, Russell Tanka desire, dream, sleep
Premium Member Poem Obsession Negron, Nayda Ivette Tanka feelings
Anne De Beaulieu, Darlene Tanka beach, water
Premium Member Poem Potential Made Potent Portent Anderson, John Tanka hope
Premium Member Poem Tenuous Gossamer Anderson, John Tanka senses
Skydive Mitchell, Nancy Tanka adventure, sky
Premium Member Poem WINGS OF WONDER Rodrigues, Kim Tanka bird
Premium Member Poem - Gentle Wings - Smile, Sunshine Tanka angel, death, heaven
Premium Member Poem Brief: Pussy Willows Groan pachecho, connie Tanka allusion, flower, nature
Premium Member Poem Two-Voice Tanka, Thrice Dietrich, Andrea Tanka nature
love at first sight aller, jake Tanka heaven, love, marriage, memorial
Premium Member Poem The Hummingbird Ibeh, Edward Tanka animal, bird, flower, image,
Earths Revenge Kiser, M. L. Tanka corruption, earth, environment, natural