Friday, February 1, 2013

Butterfly Dream: Star Haiku by Michael Dylan Welch

English Original

first star --
a seashell held
to my baby’s ear

Into the Open: Poems from Poets of the Sixth Skagit River Poetry Festival

Michael Dylan Welch

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

第一顆星 --
我嬰兒 的耳朵

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

第一颗星 --
我婴儿 的耳朵

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, which features hundreds of essays, reviews, reports, and other content, including examples of his published poetry.

1 comment:

  1. The perceptual shift foregrounds the contrasts between the two parts of the poem. And the speaker shows his/her tender care in an effort to help the baby form an intimate relationship with nature.