Poems

The bulk of my poetry publications have been haiku, senryu, and tanka. My longer or other poems, selections of which are presented here, have appeared in numerous journals, mostly in California and the Pacific Northwest, but also in many other countries (translated into at least twenty-two languages). Additional poems are available through the Books, Collaborations, Haiga, Rengay, and Trifolds pages. I have many more published poems still to add (not even counting haiku, senryu, and tanka), and hundreds of unpublished poems that I should spend more time getting published in various journals.
 
If you have any comments about these poems, please contact Michael Dylan Welch.
 

Recent Additions (with dates added)

Family Business (24 April 2020)
Foul Ball (24 April 2020)
Naked (24 April 2020)
Dear Issa (24 April 2020)
Gratitude in a Pandemic (5 April 2020)
Durian (31 March 2020)
An Abundance of Caution (21 March 2020)
[untitled] (28 February 2020)
flighght (20 December 2019)

Longer Poems

★ = most recommended (start with these poems)

     A bird
 An Abundance of Caution (first published here, in the time of the pandemic)
     Anagrams of Mass Destruction (first published here)
     August Postcard Poetry Fest (30 haiku, tanka, and longer poems)
     Depression
     Dripping Tap
     Enveloped
     Flower Sprung to Life (first published here)
    Gypsy Moth (an old sonnet of mine, first published here)
     Instinct
     Iraqi Boys
     Mirrors
     Naming Haiku
     Nothings that Go Bump in the Night (is this a poem?)
     Perpetrated Ambiguity (a very old poem of mine, first published here)
 Seventeen Ways of Looking at a Haiku (nominated for a Pushcart Prize)
 Silver Notes (a set of mostly spontaneous poems for Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park)
 Snake
     Thunderbird
     Tusks
     [untitled]

Ekphrastic Poems

     Durian (for “Double Vision” exhibit)
 The Scarf (for “Ekphrastic Assimilations” exhibit)

Prose Poems

(see also Haibun)

Parodies and Humour

Twelve Days of Christmas Pokémon (first published here)
The Twelve Musical Days of Christmas (first published here)
When You Wish Upon a Starbucks (first published here)

Stick Poems

      belt it bliss
      son et lumière
[untitled; for September 11] (first publication here)

Other Poems

Ninety-Seven Poems  (youthful indiscretions; selections first published here)
      August 6
      Five Cinquains
      Gypsy Moth (a sonnet)
      Mirrors
      Psychedelic Dream (nonsense poem)
      The American Dream (nonsense poem)
      The Amnesiacs
      Title
 
Anagrams (not a poem)