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March 28, 2006

a haiku kind of day

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 4:09 pm

Looking for punditry?  Keeping scrolling down the page (check

this update, if you’re wondering about goombahs and Scalias),

and come back later.  Right now, I need to enjoy a gorgeous

upstate New York spring day.

 

michael dylan welch shared his Thornewood hiking

experience with one-breath poetry:

 

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a red berry on the trail

I look up

to the chickadee’s song  

 

 

 

 





first on the trail—

the pull of a spider’s strand

across my face

 

 

 

 

 

 

a switch-back

in the trail—

I glance at her face

 








a climbing pea

has lassoed a blade

of crab grass! 

 

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trail dust settles—

a shooting star bobs

over a spider’s turret

 

 

 

 

 

 

a mushroom cap

tilting in the sun—

I feel for my bald spot 

 

 

 

 

 






new shoots

on the big-leaf maple—

how blue the sky, how blue

 

 

Michael Dylan Welch from Thornewood Poems


 

 

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lit by the sunset

waves along the shore

rolling the seal’s body

 


    by Michael Dylan Welch

 

                                                                                                                             spider web small 

 

6 Comments

  1. a grown man actually has the nerve to call
    himself “captain haiku?” he deserves alot
    of credit for something, but i’m not sure
    what.

    Comment by sylvain moret — March 28, 2006 @ 6:52 pm

  2. a grown man actually has the nerve to call
    himself “captain haiku?” he deserves alot
    of credit for something, but i’m not sure
    what.

    Comment by sylvain moret — March 28, 2006 @ 6:52 pm

  3. You got up on the grumpy side of bed again, I see, Sylvain.   Did you click on the link to check out Michael’s Captain Haiku website?  He created a persona to bring a little fun into the often too-serious and self-important world of haiku, while setting up a very informative website in 1997. 
    Of course, Michael Dylan Welch does not need me to explain his many contributions to the world of haiku.

    Comment by David Giacalone — March 28, 2006 @ 7:09 pm

  4. You got up on the grumpy side of bed again, I see, Sylvain.   Did you click on the link to check out Michael’s Captain Haiku website?  He created a persona to bring a little fun into the often too-serious and self-important world of haiku, while setting up a very informative website in 1997. 
    Of course, Michael Dylan Welch does not need me to explain his many contributions to the world of haiku.

    Comment by David Giacalone — March 28, 2006 @ 7:09 pm

  5. yes, and as soon as i read that he claims
    to have been named after dylan thomas
    i wondered if dylan thomas had pet names
    for himself.

    Comment by sylvain moret — March 28, 2006 @ 8:35 pm

  6. yes, and as soon as i read that he claims
    to have been named after dylan thomas
    i wondered if dylan thomas had pet names
    for himself.

    Comment by sylvain moret — March 28, 2006 @ 8:35 pm

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