Name: Michael Dylan Welch
Location: Born in Watford, England, and grew up in England, Ghana, Australia, and then Canada. Now living in Sammamish, Washington.
How do you know Cara? NaHaiWriMo, Seabeck, HSA, etc.
How long have you been writing poetry? Since I was a child. I’ve also been writing haiku since I was a teenager, starting in 1976.
What kind of poetry do you write? Haiku, senryu, tanka, and longer poetry (mostly free-form), plus American Sentences and my neon buddha poems (which are short like haiku, but I don’t consider most of them to be haiku).
Please share a poem:
First published in Mosaic #28, 1988, page 82 (University of California, Riverside). Also published in Sand Hill Review #4, Spring 2003, page 39.
A Londoner with hatovercoatclarinet plays amiable songstunesmelodies outside the Royal Festival, command performance inside. His hatovercoatclarinet case are worn, and the tired case lies open where naked reedspenniespounds rest. The music floats sweetly across the Thames played through thin woolgloveswithoutfingers and when the concert ends bowlersgownsducktails waltz like the river by to the sound of a dreamy clarinet.