Friday, May 26, 2017

Butterfly Dream: Beach Haiku by Michael Dylan Welch

English Original

only so far
onto the beach
tracks of a wheelchair

tinywords, 15:1, March 6 2015

Michael Dylan Welch


Chinese Translation (Traditional)

只有這麼遠
海灘上一張輪椅
的胎痕

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

只有这麽远
海滩上一张轮椅
的胎痕


Bio Sketch

Michael Dylan Welch is vice president of the Haiku Society of America, founder of the Tanka Society of America (2000), and cofounder of Haiku North America conference (1991) and the American Haiku Archives (1996). In 2010 he also started National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo), which takes place every February, with an active Facebook page. His personal website is www.graceguts.com, which features hundreds of essays, reviews, reports, and other content, including examples of his published poetry.

2 comments:

  1. "I like the contrast between limitless ocean and the limitations of being human. And the whole intent behind the poem, the unspoken desire to strive beyond all setbacks. Our bodies may only travel "so far" but our eyes, our minds and imaginations. . . "

    -- Peter Newton, http://tinywords.com/2015/03/06/18141/

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  2. Michael's haiku reminds me of one of my own on a similar topic:

    wavecrashingintowave wheelchaired man

    NeverEnding Story, October 17, 2016

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