Category Archives: Tanka

Daily Haiku Special – June 5, 2023: Debbie Strange

dead orchard the random blue sparks of woolly aphids Third Place Irish Haiku Society International Haiku Competition, 2018   prairie thunder I braid my sister’s hair with corn silk Highly Commended New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition, 2019     … Continue reading

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Tanka by Marilyn Shoemaker Hazelton

light insists on itself this spring – I put away fear, feel the strength in branches by Marilyn Shoemaker Hazelton (USA), Editor red lights, Vol. 13, No. 2, June 2017

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Daily Haiku Special: March 12, 2023, Debbie Strange

heated debate even the fence is barbed 1st Prize Creatrix Haiku Prize, 2022   sakura we learn the lesson of resilience Honorable Mention Sakura Award (Canada) Vancouver Cherry Blossom Haiku Invitational, 2022   and a tanka, too!     autumn … Continue reading

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News Flash!

Charlotte Digregorio, Editor of The Daily Haiku, is honored to be the Featured Poet for the World Haiku Series (16) in February, Many thanks to Poet Hidenori Hiruta of Japan, the editor of this acclaimed series! His dedication and contributions to … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku Special: Dec. 11, 2022 with Debbie Strange

empty campground northern lights paint the darkness     by Debbie Strange (Canada) Honorable Mention World Haiku Review, Winter 2021-2022       we are nearly home . . . luminaria     by Debbie Strange (Canada) Zatsuei Haiku of … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku Special: Sept. 18, 2022, Debbie Strange

2 Haiku by Debbie Strange (Canada), and a Tanka, too!   busker’s hat a child offers coins of dried lunaria   First Place Bloodroot Haiku Award, 2022   canyonlands a meadowlark sings me out of myself   First Place Drifting Sands … Continue reading

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Tanka by Mike Montreuil

not as planned she keeps her arms arched around her hips hoping to avoid his casual touch       by Mike Montreuil (Canada) Gusts, No. 21, Spring/Summer 2015

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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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Selected Tanka

more than fifty years we wandered side by side in seeming bliss who sees the cracks and flaws we patched with liquid gold by Christa Pandey (USA) First Prize Fleeting Words Tanka Competition, 2022 United Haiku and Tanka Society

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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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