Saturday, April 3, 2021

Butterfly Dream: Late Show Haiku by Michael Dylan Welch

English Original

late show on TV --
I finish cleaning up
for the cleaning lady

tinywords, 16:1, April 1 2016

Michael Dylan Welch

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

深夜電視節目 --

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

深夜电视节目 --
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. Michael 's shasei haiku is tightly structured with an emotional undercurrent, and the use of repetition, cleaning," is thematically significant and emotionally effective: the first one says something about the speaker's personality/character trait while the second one reveals the cleaning lady's work ethic.