relaxing my arm
on the bullseye

—Michael Dylan Welch

Third Place Winner in 2004 Drevniok Haiku Contest (Haiku Canada)

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 20 August 2007 by Michael Dylan Welch

    Bill Kenney
    2007-08-20 17:11:58

    Right on target.

    2007-08-20 18:08:21

    Ditto Bill. :)

    Marijo P. L.
    2007-08-20 19:26:57

    at the lab
    relaxing my arm
    she pokes the needle.

    Alan Summers
    2007-08-21 12:18:00

    Real nicely crafted haiku, and a good use of a subtle concrete shape without it shouting it out to the reader.

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-08-21 14:23:51

    where the river curves
    through the pines--
    last sunlight socked in