International Women’s Haiku Festival: Haiku by Nicholas Klacsanzky

On a windy day 1

Photo: Randi Hausken/Creative Commons/Flickr

Enjoy Nicholas Klacsanzky’s heartwarming haiku about his younger sister in today’s feature of the International Women’s Haiku Festival.

winter wind . . .
singing my little sister
to sleep

Klacsanzky captures a special sibling moment in all its beautiful simplicity.  The juxtaposition of the cold “winter wind” with the emotional warmth of the voice singing the lullaby is beyond delightful.  One can imagine this sweet moment to have been comforting for the little sister and life-changing for the older brother.  And the music of Klacsanzky’s words – the alliteration of “winter wind” and “singing my little sister to sleep” – turns the poem into a lullaby in its own right.

Nicholas Klacsanzky is a widely-published haiku, senryu, and tanka poet, and a technical editor by profession.  The editor of Haiku Commentary, he wants to promote haiku as an educational study.  He was conferred with a certificate for being one of the top 100 haiku poets in Europe in 2015 and 2016. In addition, he is a mentor for haiku, senryu, and tanka on the online group Poets on Google Plus.  He lives in Kyiv, Ukraine.

One thought on “International Women’s Haiku Festival: Haiku by Nicholas Klacsanzky

  1. Dear Jennifer and the writer, wonderfully drawn,both the image and the simple yet,meaningful write. I recall a print in my sari similar to this some years ago. winter wind still stays in our memory.

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