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Food Tanka Poems

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

Apple Picking - Double Tanka
It wasn't just some,
the entire orchard was ripe!
Crisp fuji apples...
they would taste so good... maybe...
But I can't reach those! They're high!

I climb the ladder,
reach for...

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Categories: food, funny, places,

Premium Member Pig
Pig, with a fine nose.
Truffle, with a rustic smell.
Forests, where they meet.
The pig, to hear his sweet praise.
Mushroom, now served on a plate....

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Categories: animal, food,

Premium Member Tortillas
Pata-pat pat pat
Making tortillas by hand
They have to be round, 
And the masa must be fresh.
Ah, but so good when they're fried....

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Categories: food,

Premium Member Jello Love
White puffs of goodness.
Whip cream in love with jello.
Cold, jiggling flavor, 
Topped with foaming nothingness,
Yielding to gel's surrender....

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Categories: food,

Spaghetti And Soup
Swirling round the cheese.
Dine without apologies.
Sipping this cream soup,
As I begin savoring
This sweet and savory meal....

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Categories: food,

Premium Member Pineapple Impress
pineapple impress
Hawaiian pumpkin-like patch
Oahu golden sunrise
at Aloha Stadium
reminiscing the Swap Meet

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Categories: food, memory,

Premium Member lovey-dove
Adam’s rib - his Eve —
after forbidden fruit, dames
ogled in the apple tree
naked as a lovey-dove
red orbs grabbed before their plucked


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Categories: food, imagery, women,

Strangely Gourmet
So eccentric tastes:
Pierogis with some cole slaw;
Fruit in ice cream bowl;
Pepperoni with yogurt.
Gourmet with variety....

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Categories: food,

morning coffee tanka
Morning Coffee Tanka 

My morning coffee
Must be hot as hell itself
Yet heavenly sweet
I sip it ambrosia 
Transporting me away


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Categories: food, muse,

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

2 Place


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Categories: child, freedom, fun, joy,

Rainbow - Tanka 92
Radiant colors
     Phytonutrients galore

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Categories: beautiful, blessing, food, fruit,

Premium Member Strawberry Ice Cream

strawberry ice cream
on this hot June afternoon

melting on my tongue . . .

from the dish up to my lips
I bring each spoonful of bliss

June 22,...

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Categories: food,

Train Sandwiches
Crispiest lettuce,
Chewy cheese between soft loafs,
This sandwich truly
Of utmost deliciousness,
As we travel through the trees....

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Categories: food, fun, travel,

Monk - Tanka 78
Moving 'Round Midnight'
Before Miles and Miles of Trane
Thelonious Monk
Playing the white and black keys
Preparing food for the soul...

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Categories: appreciation, art, black african