Saturday, August 13, 2022

Butterfly Dream: Morning Paper Haiku by Michael Dylan Welch

English Original

dew on the morning paper --
grass blades

The Heron's Nest, 4:2, February, 2002

Michael Dylan Welch

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

早報上的露水 --

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

早报上的露水 --

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 jux. of dew [forming early in the morning] on the morning paper [on one's front lawn in a suburban neighborhood] and unbending grass blades (,which means not a damp morning,) is visually and emotionally evocative.

    This is a fine imagistic sketch from suburban life in the early morning with no human intrusion. Michael's shasei haiku works well as a mood poem.