Haiga with Various Artists

The following haiga present poems by Michael Dylan Welch, with artwork and calligraphy by the artists indicated. First is a tan-renga I wrote with Jeanne Emrich, who also did the watercolour painting. We printed this haiga to give as a lagniappe with copies of our book Berries and Cream: Contemporary Haiga in North America (Foster City, California: Press Here, 2000, with an introduction by Stephen Addiss). This haiga appeared in the 2003 edition of Reeds: Contemporary Haiga, pages 14–15. The second and third haiga appeared, respectively, in the Autumn/Winter 2005 and June 2011 issues of Haiga Online, produced by teams of artists, translators, and calligraphers. See also Tulip Festival Haiga. The fourth image, a photo-haiga created by Graziella Dupuy with a haiku of mine translated into French, appeared on the 25 June 2011 blog entry for the Akita International Haiku Network. The fifth haiga also appeared on Haiga Online.
   
 

bikers ascend

the mountain trail—

a day moon

 

        beads of condensation

        slip down my soda can

 
 

From HaigaOnline 6:2, Autumn/Winter 2005

 

unfinished to-do list—

my roses lure me out

into sunlight

 

zanmu ari bara ni sasoware hi no nakahe

 

Haiku: Michael Dylan Welch

Painting: Mary B. Rodning

Translation: Hiromi Inoue

Calligraphy: Shisen

Haiga: Jasminka Nadaskic Djordjevic

 

 

 

 

From HaigaOnline 12:1, June 2011; see also Linking and Leaping: A Haiga Primer 

 

scented breeze . . .

our conversation takes

an unexpected turn

 

kunpu ya kaiwa yokisenu tenkai ni

 

Haiku: Michael Dylan Welch

Painting: Mary B. Rodning

Translation: Hiromi Inoue

Haiga: Jasminka Nadaskic Djordjevic

 

 
"after the quake / the weathervane / pointing to earth"
 

after the quake

     the weathervane

          pointing to earth

 

Après le séisme

     la girouette

          pointée vers la terre

 

Translated into French by Graziella Dupuy.


From Haiga Online 13:1, June 2012.


revised due date—

a purple blossom

enclosed with your letter


Haiku: Michael Dylan Welch

Painting: Mary B. Rodning