Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Butterfly Dream: Skull Haiku by Michael Dylan Welch

English Original

foreclosure --
the skull of something
in the crawlspace
The Heron's Nest, 18:2,  June 2016

Michael Dylan Welch

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

房屋止贖通知 ...

Chinese Translation (Simplified)

房屋止赎通知 ...

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 www.graceguts.com, which features hundreds of essays, reviews, reports, and other content, including examples of his published poetry.

1 comment:

  1. This fresh and ghostly effective jux. makes the foreclosed house in L1 thematically and visually functioning like an abandoned house haunted by a ghost, one that can be inferred from Ls 2&3.

    This is a fine "haiku noir," different from Michael's another foreclosure haiku below, one that could be read as a prequel:

    foreclosure notice --
    an ice cream truck
    comes and goes

    Frogpond, 36:3, Autumn 2013

    For more about haiku noir, see my "To the Lighthouse" post, "Haiku Noir," accessed at https://neverendingstoryhaikutanka.blogspot.com/2014/07/to-lighthouse-haiku-noir.html