Thursday, June 27, 2013

Butterfly Dream: Leaves Haiku by Michael Dylan Welch

English Original

a table for one --
leaves rustle
in the inner courtyard

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

Michael Dylan Welch

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

 一人用餐 --

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

一人用餐 --

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. A sense of loneliness (or aloneness) conveyed in the context-setting L1 is enhanced by the seasonal connotation of the aural image portrayed in Ls 2&3, which work effectively on at least two levels, literal and metaphoric.

    The place metaphor ("inner courtyard") is well chosen.