Category Archives: Tanka

Daily Haiku Special: March 20, 2021–New Poetry Collection by Barbara Tate!

Barbara Tate, a very accomplished writer and author of many genres, has just published “far more than I ever was: haiku, tanka and haibun.” It’s a very attractive, generous, and endearing collection by someone whose work is often featured on … Continue reading

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Tanka by Marilyn Shoemaker Hazelton

Tanka     remembering my photo of Mt. Fuji rising taken from a high-speed train strengthens me in these days of confusion         by Marilyn Shoemaker Hazelton (USA) Honorable Mention Fifth Fujisan Taisho/ Mt. Fuji Tanka Awards  

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Two Tanka by Vandana Parashar

a half-read book with its pages open . . .       my mind wanders  into the dark alleys  of desires       by Vandana Parashar (India)   Moonbathing, Issue 22, 2020         watering a … Continue reading

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Tanka by Paul Beech

TANKA floral smock chalky she holds the new boy close wipes his terrified tears and lets him sit with the girls by Paul Beech (Wales) Poetry in the Plague Year, 2020

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Tanka by Mary Davila

Tanka     I blow dust from an old polaroid buried in the attic . . . it seems like yesterday dad told me to smile     by Mary Davila (USA) red lights, 12:1, 2016  

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Tanka by Dorna Hainds

Tanka   tonight i count the stars maple leaves falling one by one without a sound       by Dorna Hainds (USA)  

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Tanka by an’ya

Tanka       nowadays i measure my life in sunsets that lacquer the sea with transient light     by an’ya (USA)

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Two Tanka by Debbie Strange

a smudge of blackbirds swirling into evening . . . how fluid the shape of this sorrow 2nd Place Fleeting Words Tanka Contest, 2018     watching you prepare a star fruit just so the small galaxies of grace in … Continue reading

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Special to The Daily Haiku– Haiku and Tanka in a New Book: Nov. 8, 2020

From this new book by Debbie Strange of Canada,  featured are three selections below: rainbows spin from the crest of a wave . . . I wish we’d had more time to say goodbye feathers on the empty beach I … Continue reading

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Tanka by Pamela A. Babusci

Tanka scattered loversnever a husbandthese cherry treesraining petalseverywhere, nowhere by Pamela A. Babusci (USA), Author A Thousand Reasons: Tanka by Pamela A. Babusci  

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