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Life Tanka Poems

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

Premium Member Petals
Petals unfurling, 
Nature's vibrant tapestry, 
Blossoms paint the earth,
Whispering secrets of life, 
Flowers bloom, love's sweet embrace.

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© Jay Narain  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: flower,

Premium Member Frozen Moments
Green and red apples
flowers in a ruby vase
Hues shout in stillness
and sweetest blooms, richest red
capture the laziest eye.

Vibrant explosions
in the hushed art museum
where the colors...

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Categories: art, beauty, color, green,

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,

My Beloved
He's so kind and sweet,
Making my blood sugar peak.
Still craving his love.
Have remedies aplenty.
Just still need him in my life....

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Categories: first love,

Solemn in it's plight 
The loneliest rose among 
Trees and grass there it
Finds it's own haunting solitude 
Rose only knows flower life 

Quiet is her...

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Categories: loneliness, rose,

Premium Member April
Atmosphere alive
Pleasant birdsong in the dawn
Rosy flowers bloom ~
Immanuel resurrects
Love lavished with life lasting

30th March 2023

For Andrea Dietrich's "March into April - Tankacrostic" contest...

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Categories: april, celebration, easter, nature,

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 Say 'Please'
       Say the magic word
    And your request is granted.

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Categories: encouraging, meaningful, wisdom,

each day echoes the
last one, a cosmic cycle
of gray, cold mornings,
and trying to find purpose
in every single moment....

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Categories: life, lost, meaningful,

some so very small
others as great as the sky
and many between -
regardless of their nature
all moments are meaningful....

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Categories: life, meaningful,

One portrait, two paint it
Take life, a portrait,
Take destiny or man’s fate,
It’s arrow-like straight:
Ye paint life how so ye like, 
What fate paints, out ye can’t strike.
Tanka |...

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Categories: fate, life,


1.	She gives him the push
when he says sex starving
is a greater sin
than fasting for his long life
or praying to the lingam*


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Categories: bird, body, moon, sin,

Premium Member Pisces overlook

fateful misgivings
milineal mourns
bashful boomer acquisitions
aquatic out of towner
wonderlust waterfaller...

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Categories: beautiful, care, celebration, engagement,

Star Prism Box Of Artisan Beads
Bits of what we had
Became unstrung, life then spun
Out of my control.
Then saw goodness of your soul...
Sadly cannot find them all....

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Categories: allusion, angst, art, extended

Premium Member LIFE AND TIMES
Opening fresh  new
A terrific  time of life
Struggling  pain none
Time of music festive lights
Celebrate musical  might...

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Categories: life, music,