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Medium- English Poems Tanka

Tanka 5: Forget-me-not

image via thegardendreamer.blogspot.com
image via thegardendreamer.blogspot.com

I took care of you

You cherished me in return

I must say goodbye

I hope this is not the end

Forget me…  Forget me not

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Medium- English Poems Random Thoughts Tanka The Brown Farmer

Tanka 3: The Colors of Coffee

Pitch black coffee beans

As black as their mother soil

Crystal clear water

As clear as a waterfall

Together, they make rainbow

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Medium- English Poems Random Thoughts Tanka

Tanka 2: Poinsettias

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Poinsettias turn red

Flowers like hearts in disguise

Just for time being

Seize the day with warm embrace

Before they turn green again

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Humor Medium- English Poems Random Thoughts Tanka

Tanka 1: In Vino Veritas

image via toonpool.com

Overindulgence

Words did come easy when drunk

In wine there was truth

Actions spoke louder than words

Things better not said and done

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Medium-Filipino Poems Random Thoughts Tanka

Tanka Filipino 2: Petiks

Laptop sa harap

Yahoo, Google at WordPress

Alt Tab kaagad

MS Excel at Access

Bisor ang nasa likod

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Medium-Filipino Poems Random Thoughts Tanka

Tanka Filipino 1: Cybercrime Law

Ang Cybercrime Law

Bakit ba minadali?

Ba’t di napansin?

Libel ay isiningit

Tan(ga)ka ba Senado?

“Tanka, the 5-line lyric poem of Japan is quickly becoming popular in the English-language poetry community. Like haiku, its shorter cousin, tanka usually is well-grounded in concrete images but also is infused with a lyric intensity and intimacy that comes from the direct expression of emotions, as well as from implication, suggestion, and nuance. If you already write haiku and have ever wanted to add commentary to your verses, tanka is the form for you! The tanka aesthetic is broad and all-encompassing. You can write on virtually any subject and express your thoughts and feelings explicitly.” – www.tankaonline.com