Posts tagged ‘tanka’

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 Charmed Chaos

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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 Bastet

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 Bastet

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 Charmed Chaos
A Mirage on high speed
Scorching summer sun

 

Throws shadows on hot pavement

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August 13, 2017

#Tanka: Reflection & Vision

by Charmed Chaos
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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 Charmed Chaos
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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

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

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December 11, 2016

Fog on the Ring – tanka

by Jem Croucher

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Fog thick as pea soup
shrouds the Sussex countryside
Trees hide like shadows
Quiet whispers, coy and shy
as again I climb the Ring

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November 18, 2016

Lazy day – tanka

by Jem Croucher

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Breakfast in Brighton
November morning sunshine
follows after rain
Both providing sustenance
for lazy Sunday slowness

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November 17, 2016

Leonard Cohen – tanka

by Jem Croucher

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Leonard Cohen plays
his music to the angels
in the small hours now
Melancholy fades away
as Leonard now rests in peace

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November 16, 2016

Yuletide Promise – tanka

by Jem Croucher

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Christmas in the air
from a large Yankee candle
A fragrant garland
hints of promises to come
within its flickering flame

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November 15, 2016

Last Lavender – tanka

by Jem Croucher

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Yet, as winter comes
the last lavender remains
Born of the summer
it stands, poignant to remind
us of warmth now lost to chill

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November 14, 2016

Summer’s Child – tanka

by Jem Croucher

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Thoughts turn to summer
upon these cold winter days
and a part of me
hibernates and pines away
Here, bereft, cries ‘Summer’s Child’

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November 13, 2016

Halcyon days – tanka

by Jem Croucher

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Woodsmoke lingers here
on the days dying embers
fragrant on the air
It permeates my being
The whimsy of halcyon days

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November 12, 2016

The long mile – tanka

by Jem Croucher

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I walk the long mile
the sea sings her songs to me
and I am at peace
In this place my heart and soul
with the ocean are as one

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November 2, 2016

Defeat

by Nick Anthony

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Captured by demons.
Long nails gouge my ego
With gnarled fingers.
Ever they’ve crept in my wake.
At last, my race is over.

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October 4, 2016

Hummingbird

by Miriam Hurdle

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Tanka Poem

Tiny hummingbird,

Wings flapping, in air sustains.

Flying up and down,

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September 26, 2016

Love Birds

by Miriam Hurdle

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Tanka Poem

Love birds on the wall,

Their Beaks rubbing, legs dancing.

Eggs, incubating.

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March 28, 2016

Brynn The Cat – Haiku and Tanka

by Bastet
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Brynn The Cat

 

peekaboo …
awaiting her human
the cat watches

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January 9, 2016

Rose Hips – Haiku

by Bastet

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of winter roses
all that remains now
frozen hips

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December 12, 2015

~ Priceless Gifts

by ladyliterati

Here

My child,

Take

This water…

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December 9, 2015

Haiku and Tanka – double entendre avec musique

by Bastet

Ducks on the lake

Humoresque
fowl improvisations
on an evening walk

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November 24, 2015

Inevitable – Inescapable (Morning Haiku and Waka)

by Bastet

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in this silence
walking through a snow bound field
a frozen red rose

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