Online internet courses by Call of the Page

Are you interested in a Call of the Page course? We run courses on haiku; tanka; tanka stories/prose; haibun; shahai; and other genres.

Please email Karen or Alan at our joint email address:
We will let you know more about these courses.

Call of the Page (Alan & Karen)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Winning haiku including Highly Commended : The 2010 With Words International Online Haiku Competition Results

We would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!
Alan, Karen and Kathy, With Words

A Full Report and Judges Commentary will appear up on With Words later in the New Year.

1st Prize

the coot's lobes
just melting the ice
snow in the wind

John Barlow
Ormskirk, England

2nd Prize

after chemo--
finding more beauty
in the petal bare bloom

Terri L. French
Alabama USA


in their roost
of bark and brambles
the wintering owls

John Barlow
Ormskirk, England

family photo box
how my father smiles
in black and white

Sandra Simpson
Tauranga, New Zealand

bright moon
light years
between starfish

Ernest J Berry
Picton, New Zealand


Brett Brady, Hawaii, USA 
Sandra Simpson, Tauranga, New Zealand 
Susan Richardson, Cardiff, Wales
John Barlow, Ormskirk, England 

Congratulations to everyone, and many thanks to every entrant who entered the competition and helped support our literacy programme and charities.



cassandrapuna said...

Great choices. All beautiful.

snowbird said...

I can never read John Barlow's haiku enough...In simply presenting the image he never betrays the mystery of what is...

Area 17 said...

Thanks for the comments! ;-)

This year had the strongest entries in our competition history so far.

Alan, With Words

Caroline Gill said...

Congratulations to all!