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Death Tanka Poems

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

Russian ruins
Repulsive rodents 
Roaming razed Russian ruins 
Post-nuclear war 
Hollowing our heritage 
Scarring our soiled Slavic state


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Categories: death, longing, loss, patriotic,

Premium Member Shaw thing
Rumble of news now!
Feint response anger' a showing?
Birth death.. Some gap.?

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Categories: anxiety, community, conflict, graduation,

Death is no candle blown
Not a candle blown,
Death is a lamp doused at dawn.
Soul, with light its own
That stays lit forever on,
Keeps lit the life ever on. 

Flesh being...

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Categories: death,

Premium Member Bereavement
loss of a loved one
treasure precious memories
allow tears to flow
do not isolate yourself
focus on faith and blessings


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© Mark Toney  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bereavement, blessing, death, grief,

Premium Member The Loss of Iris
Sorry to write such depressing things.  I just have to process what is happening.


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Categories: death, flower, sad,

Bogomil Graveyard
Gravestones lopsided
Forgotten behind the trees 
Surrounded by grass
Sun crosses risen from earth 
Crowned with some olive green mosh 

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Categories: death, eulogy, funeral, grave,

Premium Member Utter
Do you fear dying?
Have you breathed utter darkness
that tests your resolve?
The night is ghastly only
if you lose sight of Heaven....

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Categories: dark, death, emotions, fear,

Premium Member March Mourning
(i.m. Nicola Bulley - funeral 8 March 2023)

Mist-shrouds are wrapping
Around the River Wyre's weir,
Rain-swollen waters...
Currents of secrets rushing,
Hushing reed-wrapped daffodils.

31 March 2023
March Into April Tankacrostic...

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Categories: death, march, mystery, tribute,

Abiding gifts of 
Passion death resurrection 
Redefines our life
Immortality ignites
Long-lasting liberation

29 March 2023
March Into April - Tankacrostic Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Andrea Dietrich

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Categories: april,

Premium Member Dunkirk

Epitome bounds
useless waste sacrifices
will we ever learn?
our future movers, shakers
laid to a restless unknown...

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Categories: age, america, betrayal, death,

Woke seeing her face
Painted on ceiling panel,
After encounter
Of that near absolute death,
I know she saved me from it....

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Categories: death, spiritual,

Premium Member We the Cattle

derisive deadlocks
american politics
16 tons of Dope(s)
our votes? their toilet paper
our rights? automatic flush

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Categories: abuse, addiction, america, death,

Premium Member Inquisition

leave my skin on sight
leave my limbs in their sockets
I believe in your god
life is a tendered spirit
Religion? the Devil's work....

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Categories: abuse, baptism, corruption, death,

Premium Member Bolero

Planet Earth blue notes
Death from sea to plastic sea
Recycle our lives 
Poison penitents we drink
Mother Nature owns last call...

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Categories: betrayal, caregiving, death, earth,

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Categories: animal, nature,