Category Archives: Tanka

Tanka by Ellen Grace Olinger

Tanka wearing my old sweater worn thin Queen Anne’s lace along country roads by Ellen Grace Olinger (USA) https://largeprintpoems.com/

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Tanka by Ellen Grace Olinger

readingin a sunny cornerof the houseI can beany age by Ellen Grace Olinger (USA) First published: WestWard Quarterly, Winter 2016 (Edited for this blog) https://largeprintpoems.com/

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Tanka by Debbie Strange

dried curls of gray reindeer moss crunch softly underneath our boots . . . no other sound, but breath by Debbie Strange (Canada) First Place San Francisco International Tanka Competition, 2016 Debbie Strange is an internationally-published short-form poet, haiga artist, … Continue reading

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Tanka by Debbie Strange

between the spokes of your spinning wheel a dusty web . . . I never thought our lives would so quickly unwind by Debbie Strange (Canada) First Place The British Haiku Society Tanka Awards, 2019

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Tanka by Debbie Strange

the ocean was in a rage last night but today, these peace offerings of blue mussels and kelp by Debbie Strange (Canada) First Place Sanford Goldstein International Tanka Competition, 2018

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Tanka by Antoinette Libro

Tanka shops may be closed and houses shuttered but in the backyard a riot of red bougainvillea by Antoinette Libro (USA) Red Lights, Vol. 16, No. 2, June 2020

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Tanka by Michael McClintock

Tanka   stuck on a bus crossing endless Nebraska, too much on my mind– ah, on the noon-bright wheat the wind and its shadows   by Michael McClintock (USA), Author Meals at Midnight

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Tanka by Susan Godwin

wintry mix– the small coffin is lowered springtime narcissus prematurely planted   by Susan Godwin (USA) Ribbons

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Tanka by Michael Nickels-Wisdom

Since the wind unfurls past the industrial park, under starry skies, and over rows of soybeans, a red thread will not be found.   by Michael Nickels-Wisdom (USA) Tanka Splendor, AHA books, 1998

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Tanka by Ellen Grace Olinger

Tanka   fragrance of leaves in the gardens what good friends we became as we grew older   by Ellen Grace Olinger (USA) They Gave Us Life: Celebrating Mothers, Fathers & Others in Haiku

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