New Year’s Day

Thank you Chen-ou for accepting my poem and translating it for your blog NeverEnding Story. This is my first poem ever accepted by The Heron’s Nest and editor/now president of the Haiku Society of America, Fay Aoyagi – thanks again! This poem was also included in Scott Mason’s The Wonder Code.

A Boy's Drum

The joyful tone of the haiku is visually effectively conveyed through the emotionally resonant juxtaposition of New Year and the dancing dragon.