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Animals Tanka Poems

These Animals Tanka poems are examples of Tanka poems about Animals. These are the best examples of Tanka Animals poems written by international poets.

Premium Member Desert Thorns
Desert thorns that sting.
Careful desert animals. 
Both have great instinct,
Finding safety together.
Not permanent for either....

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Categories: animal,

Premium Member Uproar
Scurrying people
windy city wind whistling
Wet animals flee
Blue thunder, silver slick streets
Hued blooms close their perfumed rooms....

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Categories: animal, city, color, confusion,

Premium Member Just August
Summer is ending 
hot days filled with outside fun, 
our sleeping in late. 
August ends our days off ~ done, 
back to school we must...

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Categories: day, fun, school, sleep,

Premium Member Childhood Nostalgia
Magic silver key,
fits into my silver shoes.
I was now set free,
I now owned many sidewalks.
My new skates were a big thrill.


Date Written: 8/4/2022

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Categories: child, freedom, fun, joy,

Premium Member Violets Are Blue
Violets in blue  
you say they match my two eyes   
blue eyes are crying     
I wish you were...

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Categories: cry, valentines day,

Premium Member Winter Wishes
Cold wet winter winds 
plenty of snow to play in 
snowmen to build ~ sleds. 
Hot chocolate to drink up, 
soft furry blanket ~ cuddle....

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Categories: child, chocolate, cool, humor,

Premium Member Thanksgiving Day
Family and friends                        ...

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Categories: blessing, family, food, friend,

Premium Member Mosquito Attack
This morning I awoke
I am red from head~toe
I look silly

Last night I was dinner
they feasted on me
I filled them up

Tonight comes a trap
a net around...

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Categories: food, humor, night, red,

Premium Member A Red, Itchy Victim Speaks
A flock of large birds
or a fleet of small small planes
is speeding towards me.
NO! It's worse--mosquitoes!
I failed to use repellent!

I grab my swatter.
They slap it...

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Categories: insect, summer,

Premium Member Elephant Grass

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Categories: animal, appreciation, nature,

Animal Instinct
Animals just know
The praying mantis looks above
The clam closes down
The turtle’s head hides inside
The spider seizes the fly...

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Categories: animal,

Love Life
Like in a movie
Where no animals were harmed
So are these poems
Not killing my heart's wildlife
Knowing how much you love life...

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Categories: animal, beautiful, heart, life,

Fantasy Zoo
Closed for visitors,
Traveling in a balloon
A fantasy zoo
Invisible to the world
Some animals can be heard...

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Categories: animal, crazy, fantasy, fun,

Last Breath
last breath
thanking the plants and animals
that have sustained me
my ancestors I honor
and the spirit enfolding me...

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Categories: feelings,

Premium Member Zero

it’s so cold
where do outdoor animals go
to stay alive
two black crows caw cawing
from a tree top

sun’s out
you’d never know
it’s zero outside
cat wants out
but just one...

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Categories: weather,

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