#Haiku Happenings #3: NICHOLAS KLACSANZKY features commentary on a haiku by Michael Smeer!
i tie together
Now, let’s get to the commentary:
This heartfelt senryu has two elements due to the choice of words, which provides curiosity to readers.
An anniversary dinner here may be the celebration of a parents’ wedding. So, here I can see this as a matter of deep pain where one spouse is being missed (due to death, separation, or illness). The child may have tried to make this event a special one for the father, who seems to be very old. With a deep emotional state of mind, the son couldn’t figure out how to tie dad’s shoelaces. Shoelaces here symbolize the relationship…
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