Tanka stories, books, poems, and more

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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: 7

Comments: 1

Shelves: 2

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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: 20

Comments: 4

Shelves: 2

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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: 57

Comments: 5

Shelves: 1

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This type of short poem speaks for itself. Read More

Tags: nature, poem, ocean, tanka

Poem / Other

January 17, 2018

Reads: 64

Comments: 4

Shelves: 1

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

Tags: tears, rain, tanka

Poem / Non-Fiction

January 16, 2018

Reads: 33

Comments: 5

Shelves: 3

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Tags: tanka, 57557

Reads: 57

Comments: 6

Shelves: 2

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Tags: life, dreams, tanka

Reads: 46

Comments: 6

Shelves: 2

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

Tags: less, tanka, profit, more

Reads: 75

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

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It should speak for itself again. Read More

Reads: 87

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

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

Tags: nature, poem, tanka

Reads: 79

Comments: 3

Shelves: 1

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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

Reads: 161

Shelves: 1

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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

Reads: 294

Comments: 8

Shelves: 3

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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

Reads: 64

Shelves: 1

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Tags: poem, tanka

Reads: 113

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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

Reads: 194

Comments: 3

Shelves: 1

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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

Reads: 126

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

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