Tag Archives: Tanka

Tanka by Ellen Grace Olinger

after the harvest moon how gentle the wind in predawn rose light . . . I begin October with small and growing hopes by Ellen Grace Olinger (USA) Time Of Singing, Fall 2012

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Collection of Tanka & Haibun by Lenard D. Moore

Lenard D. Moore, whose work is often featured on this blog as a consummate haikuist, has just published a collection of his tanka and haibun. Featured below are a few samples from his book, “Long Rain”:   Haibun:     … Continue reading

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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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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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Be a Successful Poet: Write/Publish Haiku, Tanka, & Many Other Forms

Don’t miss your chance to begin writing poetry or improve your poetry, get it published, and establish yourself as a well-known writer! My new reference book, Ripples of Air: Poems of Healing,  contains  hundreds of  haiku, tanka, haibun, haiku sequences, … Continue reading

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