Examples of Tanka Poetry

The students in Mrs. Hennessey's class used a photograph to inspire them to write Tanka poetry. We typed the poems using AppleWorks and we scanned the coordinating pictures.
We hope you enjoy reading the poems. We would like you to e-mail us your Tanka poems that correspond with the pictures below.

Beautiful mountains
Rivers with cold, cold water.
White cold snow on rocks
Trees over the place with frost
White sparkly snow everywhere.
Pretty colored trees
That are orange, red and yellow
In the Autumn air
An old barn by the water
With a white fence around it.
The leaves change colour
When the fall winds start to blow,
Yellow, orange and brown
Are the colours of fall leaves,
Slowly falling from the trees.

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