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)

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Alan Summers is a prize winner for the Japan Times Community Anniversary Haiku Competition 2012

I've just been told I'm a joint winner of the Japan Times Community Anniversary Haiku Competition.

the end of summer
tsukutsuku-bôshi heard
at suma temple

There is a legend that if the tsukutsukubôshi cicadas are heard to sing at Sumadera (Suma Temple) during late Summer that there is a small and special 'inbetween season' between Summer and Autumn.

I was fortunate to hear them sing at Sumadera in September 2002.

Here's an Image and sound recording:


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