Friday, October 2, 2020

Butterfly Dream: Beach Fire Haiku by Michael Dylan Welch

English Original

crackling beach fire --
we hum in place of words
we can't recall

Editors’ Choice, The Heron's Nest, 6:11, December 2004

Michael Dylan Welch

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

啪啪作響的海灘營火 --

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

啪啪作响的海滩营火 --
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. The contrasting auditory images of crackling beach fire and humming is effective, and the humming (in place of words forgotten, not instead of not speaking) enhances the emotional appeal to the reader.