Sunday, 20 December 2009

2009 World Tanka Contest

Dear Friends,

I wanted to let you know that I have been awarded first and second place in the 2009 World Tanka Competition. It is an absolute joy for me and also very humbling. This comes at the end of a year in which I was awarded a Tanka Spendor Award for a sequence that Pamela A. Babusci and I wrote together and during which I also received a Certificate Of Merit from the Nihon Kajin Club (Japanese Tanka Poets Society).

Also, I want to thank you all for the support and companionship you have offered throughout 2009 and to wish you all a peace-filled Christmas and a very happy New Year.

I am taking a break for a week or so but will be back in early January.

You can see the winning poems by clicking on the title above.

With very best wishes



John McDonald said...

well done!!!! and well deserved Paul
let me wish you and your loved ones a joyous Christmas and peaceful new year

Devika said...

WOW! Congratulations Paul :)

Wish you and all in the family a Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year! :)

best wishes,

Frank Williams said...

Congratulations Paul on your well-deserved awards. A happy Christmas to you and your family and all the best for 2010. Regards, Frank...

Dave Serjeant said...

Congratulations - well deserved!

Kristin Riggs said...

WOW!!! That is AMAZING news...and so well-deserved. Congratulations from the bottom of my heart, Paul. See in '10. :)


Kristin Riggs said...

SORRY...See YOU in '10. :)

Paul Smith said...

Dear John, Devika, Frank, Dave & Kristin, thank you for your kind and encouraging words. You have each been an inspiration to me so many times through your comments and poetry and for that I am grateful.

Devika said...

Wish you and family a Very Happy New Year, Paul :)

hope to see you back soon :)


Paul Smith said...

Thank you Devika, best wishes to you too for 2010.

Devika said...

Thank you, Paul :)