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Poems From The Jersey Shore 5 - Some Short, Some Long

Updated on September 8, 2020
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Tim is a freelance writer, poet, artist and storyteller. He always tries to find and include lessons for everyone in his writing.

Another week at the Jersey Shore

I don’t know about you

but I’m ready and not ready

to get out and go somewhere.

I‘m ready to see the beach

but I’m still not sure of

being around crowds of people yet.

I'm ready for a good dinner

but not being in a restaurant

This week I decided to do some playing with my words. As you can see by the little poem at the start of this weeks offering. As I was surfing the internet this week I discovered a poem style called Tanka which is a Japanese style of poetry.

The Tanka poem is in a 5-7-5-7-7 syllable progression for a total of 31 syllables per poem. Most of the poems in this article are Tanka poems except for one.

My Cat - A Tanka Poem

I so love my cat

It is so smooth and furry

It has wavy stripes

And two brilliant green eyes

His meow calls out to me

Thank you Meredith for your kind words on my poems

The Sweetheart

Pay attention to your sweetheart

Because your sweetheart is

The most desired woman of all

Now day to day she is the one

That makes the heart feel done


Pay attention to your sweetheart

Feelings, however hard they try

Will always ring true, so true

The feelings make you shiver

They do


Lovers have a sweet love

A Sweet love

Just the thought of your sweetheart

Brings the sweet love

A Sweet love

For Two

Jack Sharp
Jack Sharp | Source

Prayer - A Tanka Poem

Don‘t stop the prayer

Words from the heart up to God

Our deepest feelings

Of the needs of those around

Of the desires of the soul

Love - A Tanka Poem

True love once Is found

Will always be a true love

True love makes you shiver?

Does it? It should be the thing

That will make you heart to grow

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Walk, Stand, Sit - A Tanka Poem

To walk is to move

Not to sit down or stand still

To walk means to go

To those who need you the most

To those who need you the most

Jelleke Vanooteghem
Jelleke Vanooteghem | Source
Georgia de Lotz
Georgia de Lotz | Source

Let’s Dance - A Tanka

Ok each day let’s dance

Hear the music playing now

Move your feet and dance

Come on dance to the music

Grab my hand and we will dance

. A poem begins with delight and ends in wisdom.

— Robert Frost

The Dog - A Tanka Piem

I adore my dog

Very playful and loving

With an exited tail wag

And a content smile as well

The cuddles make me happy

Another Set of Poems

Thank you for spending some time reading my poems again this week. I loved the Tanka poem format. They are both easy and hard to write but they allow you to tell a story only using 31 syllables. Like a.ways if you have any suggestions for poems please add them to the comments below.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Timothy Whitt

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