Haiku competition

Posted by on March 05, 2010


Our trip around the world in 80 Englishes continues and March is Japanese English month. So we’re all about spring and poetry!

We have a haiku competition going and the winning haiku will be given pride of place on the macmillandictionary.com home page!

Your haiku should answer the question: ‘What’s your English?’ and will be posted here on the blog.To brush up on your haiku-writing skills, check out this link.

So grab that keyboard and send us your haiku!

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Comments (4)
  • Congratulations !
    Very very nice site
    Thank you.. =)

    Posted by bayrak on 5th March, 2010
  • My English is yours.
    Is your English mine or ours?

    Posted by Juan Ramón on 6th March, 2010
  • Dear Macmillan Dictionary Team,

    I keep enjoying & recommending this website to many colleagues. Not only in my homeland but also overseas.
    I was very pleased to send my Haiku via Twitter.
    Enjoy the competition!
    Best wishes,

    Posted by Maria do Céu Costa on 11th March, 2010
  • It’s always fun to run a haiku competition.

    My website gives a useful introductory overview of haiku which is highly praised by both Japanese as well as British and American writers of haiku.

    all my best,

    Alan, With Words

    another hot day
    a leaking water pipe stopped
    by the jackdaw’s beak

    Alan Summers
    Award credits: Honourable Mention, 14th Mainichi Haiku Contest (2010)

    magnolia moon 
    Fukushima needs petals 
    for everyone’s heart

    Alan Summers


    Japanese trans. Hidenori Hiruta (Akita, Japan)

    Publications credits: Japan Aid Poster Auction, online and in Manchester art gallery (April 2011)

    Posted by Alan Summers on 3rd June, 2011
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