Tanka stories, books, poems, and more

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This tanka poem is my way of honoring the late Jerry Lewis (03/16/1926 - 08/20/2017). Rest in peace, Jerry... and say 'hi' to Dean for us. Read More

Tags: dark, death, life, tanka, misc

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It should speak for itself again. Read More

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Another tanka, the lesser known form of japanese poetry. Read More

Tags: nature, poem, tanka

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the other japanese form of poetry most people don't know. Read More

Tags: nature, poetry, tanka

Poem / Poetry

June 01, 2016

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Tags: nature, summer, tanka

Once a year I take my classes on a haiku hike. We bring a camera and look for meaningful haiku from the nature that we saw. Nature has a lot to speak to us about if we will just listen. Students always remember the haiku the wrote and say, “That… Read More

Poem / Poetry

February 03, 2016

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This is a tanka I had to write for school. It can be interpreted however you'd like, but to me...it is about fighting and getting through depression. It is about continuing on with your life, no matter how hard. Read More

Tags: life, poem, book, tanka, brave

Poem / Poetry

January 18, 2016

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Tags: poem, tanka

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A Haiku I had to write for my English class. Read More

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Tanka is a classic form of Japanese poetry related to the haiku with five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables(5/7/5/7/7). Read More

Tags: love, autumn, spring, tanka

Poem / Poetry

April 18, 2014

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Please read it's a tanka (type of poem):) Read More

Poem / Poetry

March 07, 2014

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Tanka is a classic form of Japanese poetry related to the haiku with five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables(5/7/5/7/7) ------------ Here, a poisonous tree is a metaphor for the type of politics played and the type of politicians in India. Other metaphors revolves around that… Read More

Poem / Fantasy

January 17, 2014

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The tanka about my Skyrim charecter. Read More

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One of my pastimes is to write burnished haiku as autumn leaves fall Read More

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A first try at a tanka based on an unnatural dream. Read More

Tags: dream, tanka

Poem / Poetry

November 16, 2013

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The Booksie Classic House

Tanka is a classic form of Japanese poetry related to the haiku with five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables(5/7/5/7/7). Read More

Poem / Romance

November 08, 2013

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My First True Love Read More

Poem / Romance

October 07, 2013

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Tanka (It is a common Japanese poem format, following a strict structure of 5-7-5-7-7, the precursor to the haiku). Traditionally, exchanged between lovers and lacking rhyme. Enjoy... Read More

Poem / Poetry

July 02, 2012

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A meditative tanka I puked from my head. Read More

Poem / Poetry

May 23, 2012

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Tanka poem wrote a long time ago- sorry if its bad Read More

Tags: abuse, poetry, poem, tanka

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A tanka poem about a summer morning. Read More

Tags: summer, morning, tanka

Poem / Poetry

February 26, 2011

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A sequel to my haiku Read More
Carnivorous plants Moss-like fiends that wrap around Anything within reach, Grabbing human prey, they suck Out life fluids like vampires. Read More

Poem / Horror

February 03, 2011

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A horror poem with tanka verses. Read More
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