The blog of Alan Summers, Recipient of the Japan Times Award (2002) and owner of With Words, a UK provider of literature, education and literacy projects, often based around the Japanese genres.
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Online internet courses by Call of the Page
Are you interested in a Call of the Page course? We run courses on haiku (beginner and intermediate, and advanced). We also run workshops and courses on tanka; tanka stories/prose; haibun; shahai; and other genres.
Please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
the coot's lobes
just melting the ice
snow in the wind
finding more beauty
in the petal bare bloom
Terri L. French
in their roost
of bark and brambles
the wintering owls
family photo box
how my father smiles
in black and white
Tauranga, New Zealand
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.