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Tanka Poems

Welcome to our collection of Tanka poems! This traditional Japanese form of poetry consists of five lines and has been practiced for over a thousand years. Tanka poetry is renowned for its brevity and its ability to evoke powerful emotions and imagery in just a few short lines. In our collection, you will find a diverse range of Tanka poems from contemporary and classic poets alike. Each one is a celebration of the beauty and power of this ancient art form. So take a moment to explore this rich tradition of poetry and immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of Tanka.

Displaying 215 poems from the Tanka poetic form.

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Grimm’s Dear Mili Tale: A Feminist Perspective
— Karl Constantine FOLKES
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A Poet is a Proverbial Messenger
— Karl Constantine FOLKES
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What We Fear The Most
— Karl Constantine FOLKES
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Man in Search of Self
— Karl Constantine FOLKES
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Mystery of All Mysteries
— Karl Constantine FOLKES
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The Two Travelers’ Musings
— Karl Constantine FOLKES
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The Moving Finger
— Karl Constantine FOLKES
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The Way of Nothing
— Karl Constantine FOLKES
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Tarzan’s ‘Umgawa’ Burden
— Karl Constantine FOLKES
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Elevation of Jamaican Creole
— Karl Constantine FOLKES
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The Fathomless Essence of the Noumenon
— Karl Constantine FOLKES
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Beehive B-Flat Rhapsody
— Karl Constantine FOLKES
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Fibonacci Dreamscape
— Karl Constantine FOLKES
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How Children and Adults View Time and Space
— Karl Constantine FOLKES
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The Prisms of Life
— Karl Constantine FOLKES
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The Mission of Psyche
— Karl Constantine FOLKES
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Pandemic of Pandemic!
— Karl Constantine FOLKES
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The Tragedy of Shakespeare’s Hamlet
— Karl Constantine FOLKES
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Schroedinger’s Cat and Quantum Indeterminacy
— Karl Constantine FOLKES
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Pandemic of Newspeak
— Karl Constantine FOLKES
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We Are Intrepid Travelers of Space
— Karl Constantine FOLKES
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Wisdom of DAO
— Karl Constantine FOLKES
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We Live By Our Myths
— Karl Constantine FOLKES
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The Metaphysical Origin of the Universe
— Karl Constantine FOLKES
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The Hubris of I-ness
— Karl Constantine FOLKES
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