Category Archives: lyrical poetry

Tanka by Maxianne Berger

heavy rain turns the chrysanthemums inside-out for supper this evening my ex and his husband       by Maxianne Berger (Canada) Gusts, No. 13, Spring/Summer 2011

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Tanka: an’ya (USA)

These three tanka are reprinted with permission from an’ya’s  book, “Tanka Tree Rings,” published in 2014.   she’s not far away whenever I can hear my wind chime . . . it blows in the same breeze that tangles her … Continue reading

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Tanka from Canada

little sister’s yellowed letters . . . your sweet innocence stolen by the years     by Marje Dyck (Canada) Haiku Canada Review, Vol. 15, No. 2, October 2021  

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Special: Tanka by an’ya

come to me if only on these nights of dreaming for without you will be no chapters and verses by an’ya (USA) Winner BHS Haiku Awards (Tanka Section), 2021   unattended among toxic weeds in a boneyard only forgotten souls— … Continue reading

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3 Tanka: June 16, 2022

parked in the driveway a melancholy trumpet solo on the radio now with the wipers off the windshield fills with rain by Michael Ketchek (USA) red lights, Vol. 18, No. 1, January 2022 one of those days nothing goes right something invisible won’t … Continue reading

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3 Tanka: June 15, 2022

sudden chill a dragonfly skip jives with its reflection . . . when did you stop finding us amazing by Marion Clarke (Northern Ireland) Honorable Mention, Sanford Goldstein Competition 2019 Tanka Society of America     family photo: my father’s … Continue reading

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3 Tanka: June 14, 2022

sunrise services a flock of white ibis rise together our morning prayer over the marshes by Antoinette Libro (USA) red lights,  June 2019      this tiny shell tumbled by tides  and bleached by the sun . . .  the way some … Continue reading

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3 Tanka: June 13, 2022

one last promise knit two together wrap and turn yarn flies through my fingers my skein is near the end by Lenore English (USA) Ribbons, The Tanka Studio, Vol. 18, No. 1, Winter 2022       “smile”         … Continue reading

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3 Tanka: June 12, 2022

roses in the sun some ending some beginning and some in full bloom good to grow older by Ellen Grace Olinger (USA) All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku, 2019       ceiling fan wobbles dust lit up in sunshine hypnotic murmur . . … Continue reading

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2 Tanka: June 11, 2022

singing  Requiem Mass in the choir  introduced me  as a 13-year-old to death  but not to life’s messiness    by Marilyn Shoemaker Hazelton (USA)  red lights, Vol. 14, No. 1, January 2018    I look again through mountain mists there, … Continue reading

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