Saturday, June 27, 2020

Butterfly Dream: Fortress Wall Haiku by Michael Dylan Welch

English Original

spring lightning --
a flower’s shadow
against the fortress wall

The Sleepless Planet, 2018

Michael Dylan Welch

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

春天的閃電 --

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

春天的闪电 --

Bio Sketch

Michael Dylan Welch is the founder of the Tanka Society of America (2000), and co-founder 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. Enhanced by the cinematic zoom-in technique, a moment of fragile beauty is keenly captured in this imagistic haiku.