Category Archives: Tanka

Tanka by Lisbeth Ho (Indonesia)

  summer dusk crickets start to sing calling the fireflies to light up the moonless night by Lisbeth Ho Cold Moon Journal, July 29, 2021

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Tanka by Debbie Strange

snow whirls outside the henhouse . . . father cups my hands around a warm brown egg       by Debbie Strange (Canada) 3rd Place Fleeting Words Tanka Competition, 2018  

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3 Tanka by an’ya

3 Tanka by an’ya   old memories like tangled fish hooks impossible to pick up only one without all the others   First Place 2008 Tanka Society of America International Contest       that final spring we were together … Continue reading

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Tanka by Beverley George

Tanka   a nurse at the clinic a traveller on the train sometimes we speak our deepest truth to those met fleetingly       by Beverley George (Australia) Red Lights, 6:1, 2010

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Tanka Sequence by an’ya

beachcombing my mother always said housework will wait– but treasures at low tide are too soon swept away     it’s where we built  the palaces of my youth each drip castle shaped by supple fingers the ones that fail … Continue reading

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Special to The Daily Haiku: July 24, 2021–Review of Barbara Tate’s Latest Collection

Thus far in 2021, Poet Barbara Tate has published two significant collections of haiku, tanka, and haibun. The first one, “far more than I ever was,” has already been reviewed on this blog. The second one, just released, “darkness in … Continue reading

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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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