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: admin@callofthepage.org
We will let you know more about these courses.

Call of the Page (Alan & Karen)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Alan Summers Honourable Mentions for haiku in the Best of Mainichi Shimbun, Japan


I didn't get round to submitting often to Mainichi Shimbun aka Mainichi Daily News in 2011 so it was a delightful surprise when I received two Honourable Mentions selected by the (Tokyo) Museum of Haiku Literature's Isamu Hashimoto:


April 30, 2011


rain clouds
conversations shift around
the train carriage

— Alan Summers (Bradford-on-Avon, England)



Isamu Hashimoto:
All the passengers must be afraid of a delay. The train continues to run along the steep precipices under the rain clouds.



May 28, 2011


netsuke...
the hare with amber eyes
jumps back in again

— Alan Summers (Bradford-on-Avon, England)



Isamu Hashimoto: 
Netsuke (small Japanese art sculptures) are attached to purses as stoppers. They are valuable and are often made of ivory or chased gold.



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