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

Paul

10 comments:

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,
devika

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

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 :)

wishes,
devika

Paul Smith said...

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

Devika said...

Thank you, Paul :)

wishes,
devika