Posts tagged ‘tanka’

September 15, 2020

Six poetics #2 (Tanka)

by Jem Croucher

2 in a series of 6

A ‘tanka’ today
as to the beach I return
for September sun
Basking in its warmth and light
for one more day of summer

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April 30, 2020

Jasmine tanka

by Jem Croucher

Fragrant with Jasmine
captured in the evening air
The essence of Spring
And here with warmer evenings
embellish the privilege

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April 29, 2020

Bluebell tanka

by Jem Croucher

Bluebells in sunshine
Indicative of April
raise their lovely heads
and with prelude to laughter
dance as Spring looks to Summer

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March 14, 2020

Tanka week VII (Saturday)

by Jem Croucher

7 of 7

My tanka week ends
Seven days and many words
every one from heart
And every one fashioned here
for reading delectation

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March 13, 2020

Tanka week VI (Friday)

by Jem Croucher

6 of 7

The penultimate
Nine lines more to speak my voice
Not to wane or waste
but here for ‘carpe diem’
Seize the day and capture all

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March 12, 2020

Tanka week V (Thursday)

by Jem Croucher

5 of 7

And then to rhythm
with the timbre and syntax
sounding as a drum
with feet tapping to the beat
allows this tanka to speak

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March 11, 2020

Tanka week IV (Wednesday)

by Jem Croucher

4 of 7

Sunshine speaks today
as its warmth embraces me
And compelled to sing
breathing deep I lift my voice
with these words I have to share

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March 10, 2020

Tanka week III (Tuesday)

by Jem Croucher

3 of 7

For there’s mystery
at times when inspiration
speaks out loud and long
a challenge to the poet
to capture the moment true

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March 9, 2020

Tanka week II (Monday)

by Jem Croucher

2 of 7

This week I will write
in thirty-one syllables
something every day
to capture joy and substance
in my words to speak and sing

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March 8, 2020

Tanka week I (Sunday)

by Jem Croucher

1 of 7

For this coming week
every day a Tanka new
for reading pleasure
And a challenge to the words
and the poet who writes them

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November 1, 2019

First III (tanka)

by Jem Croucher

3 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months III’ series

And so November
Colder days have taken hold
As wrapped up people shiver
into the winter
with the swansong of Autumn
for the year-end’s curtain call

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October 1, 2019

First II

by Jem Croucher

2 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months III’ series

October is here
as autumn waits in the wings
and the greenery turns brown
leaves begin falling
for the underfoot crunching
into the face of winter

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September 26, 2019

Tri-Tanka V (coffee)

by Jem Croucher

Fussy? Yes perhaps
but for me there’s no excuse
for tasteless coffee
made carelessly without soul
Listless, dull and moribund

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July 26, 2019

Tri-Tanka IV (Lancing Beach)

by Jem Croucher

Once again relaxed
Lancing Beach does that for me
Every single time
The sound of the moving sea
The sight of the ocean waves
And I’m in my element

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January 17, 2019

Tri-Tanka III (light)

by Jem Croucher

Yes, it is morning
But time clings to night time still
and my pen falters
Caught between a moment there
the clarity hides behind

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December 22, 2018

Tri-Tanka II (Festive)

by Jem Croucher

All decorations
up by first of December
Christmas is coming
Though earlier every year
commerce would have us believe

No bah and humbug
despite my reservations
As into spirit
flowing with the tinsel here
my heart goes to the yuletide

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December 4, 2018

Tri-Tanka I (tanka)

by Jem Croucher

To start this series
in thirty-one syllables
Japanese Tanka
A short song to bring you joy
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So here are first lines
Crafted by the poet’s hand
Found and captured here
To form and syntax structured
Voicing life in five short lines

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April 8, 2018

Tanka: Morning Love

by Linda Lee Lyberg

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you awaken me

dove’s wing kisses on pale skin

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December 31, 2017

Last day tanka

by Jem Croucher

Twenty seventeen
And with Auld Lang Syne tonight
For sake of old times
We’ll take a cup of kindness
Old acquaintances renewed

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December 18, 2017

Christmas Mummer – December 18, 2017 (tanka)

by Georgia

eventide
waltzing through the street
winter mummers*
twirling golden fairy lights
one for every season

gsk ’17

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November 20, 2017

Autumn Reflections (haiku -tanka)

by Georgia

Autumn Reflection

 

orange squash
bubbling in a pot
silence deepens
then from the window
laughter! children playing ball

evening shadow
in the naked kaki* tree
a last leaf falls

gsk ’17

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August 16, 2017

Dichotomy (tanka)

by Abigail Gronway

Without is sunshine
new green, a warm gentle breeze—

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August 14, 2017

#Tanka: Scorching

by Linda Lee Lyberg
A Mirage on high speed
Scorching summer sun

 

Throws shadows on hot pavement

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August 13, 2017

#Tanka: Reflection & Vision

by Linda Lee Lyberg
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Memories fill hearts

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August 8, 2017

#21 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

Poetry =

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August 4, 2017

#Tanka: What Is Love

by Linda Lee Lyberg
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Savage heart ponders

 

When desire runs rampantly

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August 2, 2017

Help for a haiku

by Jem Croucher

Stuck in a Haiku?
Feel that you’ve nowhere to go?
Why not try Tanka?
Two extra lines to play with
and thirty-one syllables

©Jemverse

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June 30, 2017

Rest in Peace

by Angela Umphers Rueger

tanka

I lie down in peace
releasing all cares to God
who works while I sleep

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