first date--
     letting her
put snow down my neck

—Michael Dylan Welch

Previous publications:

South by Southeast 10:3, Autumn 2003, p. 7.
Edge of Light: 2003 Red Moon Anthology. Jim Kacian, ed. Winchester, Virginia: Red Moon Press, 2004, p89.

About the author: Michael Dylan Welch is editor/publisher of Tundra: The Journal of the Short Poem. A long-time vice president of the Haiku Society of America, he was also cofounder of the Haiku North America conference in 1991, cofounder of the American Haiku Archives in 1996, and founder of the Tanka Society of America in 2000. He has published his poetry in hundreds of journals and anthologies in more than a dozen languages, and has won first prize in each of the Henderson, Brady, Drevniok, and Tokutomi contests, among others. Though originally British, and having grown up in England, Ghana, Australia, and Canada, Michael now lives with his wife and two children near Seattle, Washington.

Responses to the haiku for 31 December 2007 by Michael Dylan Welch

    2007-12-31 16:40:38

    I laughed out loud, wonderful job capturing the moment!

    2008-01-02 07:25:18

    love it!

    2008-01-02 11:14:46

    Wonderful moment here. Thank you for these words and images!

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2008-01-03 17:46:24

    short day in winter--
    long day begins
    for my journey

    biff weldon
    2009-05-25 13:10:48


    if you meet
    the neon buddha
    hit the kill switch