Tanka stories, books, poems, and more

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This three stanza tanka poem tells the story of a woman shooting an intruder dead with a gun... or so she thought. Read More

Tags: dark, death, sad, tanka, misc

Poem / Flash Fiction

September 16, 2018

Reads: 30

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

This tanka poem shows us what one couple is like outside... and inside. Read More

Tags: dark, death, sad, tanka, misc

This tanka poem shows us what a couple allows themselves to do before calling it a night. Read More

Tags: love, life, tanka, misc

This tanka poem happens to be what a hedgehog stuck inside a plastic cup would be asking a total stranger to do for him. Read More

Tags: fantasy, life, tanka, misc

Poem / Poetry

September 04, 2018

Reads: 22

Comments: 7

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

This tanka poem explains why a guy is unable to get on a subway car as soon as it pulled up. Read More

Tags: life, tanka, misc

This tanka poem happens to be what a woman would say to her friend while showing off her new bikini. Read More

Tags: life, tanka, misc

This tanka poem happens to be what a woman is asking her friends about a party dress she has on. Read More

Tags: life, tanka, misc

This tanka poem happens to be what a mother duck would be saying to her own kids before taking them to the pond. Read More

Tags: fantasy, life, tanka, misc

This tanka poem happens to be what a bear in a zoo is asking a crowd to do for him. Read More

Tags: fantasy, life, tanka, misc

This tanka poem happens to be Bugs Bunny telling us the main reason why he lets himself become a human being. Read More
This tanka poem happens to be a woman in a cosplay outfit asking a friend about how she looked in it. Read More

Tags: life, tanka, misc

Reads: 24

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

This tanka poem lets us know that not even glass could stop a young couple from falling in love. Read More

Tags: love, life, tanka, misc

This tanka poem happens to be what a woman would say to herself after she sees some guy staring at her. Read More

Tags: life, tanka, misc

In this tanka poem, one woman believes that she is the only one wearing the sexiest Halloween costume. Read More

Tags: holiday, tanka, misc

Poem / Poetry

July 17, 2018

Reads: 38

Comments: 4

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Tags: depression, tanka

In this tanka poem, the author tries... without much success... to get his mother to act her true age. Read More

Tags: adult, life, tanka, misc

In this tanka poem, a New York native looks at an old photo and remembers kissing his ladylove in that city on 9/11. Read More

Tags: dark, death, sad, tanka, misc

This tanka poem is about what an intoxicated couple discovered about their damaged lives. Read More

Tags: adult, tanka, misc

A young man drops by to pick up his girlfriend and finds her in a disturbing situation in this tanka poem. Read More

Tags: adult, tanka, misc

In this tanka poem, a couple were having fun at a beach unaware they were being watched. Read More

Tags: nature, tanka, misc

In this tanka poem, a woman wakes up and finds herself in an embarrassing situation. Read More

Tags: adult, life, tanka, misc

A young man has a sudden encounter with a biker babe in this tanka poem. Read More

Tags: life, tanka, misc

Reads: 83

Comments: 5

The Booksie Classic House

This type of short poem speaks for itself. Read More

Tags: nature, poem, ocean, tanka

Poem / Other

January 17, 2018

Reads: 94

Comments: 4

The Booksie Classic House

A 5/7/5/5/7 tanka. Read More

Tags: tears, rain, tanka

Poem / Non-Fiction

January 16, 2018

Reads: 65

Comments: 5

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

Tags: tanka, 57557

Reads: 81

Comments: 6

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Tags: life, dreams, tanka

Reads: 69

Comments: 6

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Thanks to Bert Broomberg for telling me what a 'tanka' is. Read More

Tags: less, tanka, profit, more

It should speak for itself again. Read More
Another tanka, the lesser known form of japanese poetry. Read More

Tags: nature, poem, tanka

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