An interesting letter arrived through the post this morning.No hint on the envelope as to the contents. Upon opening, the first thing I noticed was the forwardpoetry logo printed at the top of page one. “”Ahah, ” thought I, “this could be interesting.” My surprise was complete when I found that a Haiku I had submitted to the competition for 2016 was chosen as a shortlisted entry and was to be included in the anthology due for publication on 30th. November, entitled, “The Great British Write Off – Timeless Echoes.” A great feeling knowing that I am going to see my writing and name in print in a well regarded publication. Obviously a first for me. My hailku writing has improved immeasurably over the past months thanks mainly to the prompts provided by the . “Ronovan Writes,” weekly haiku exercises, long may they continue.