#Haiku Happenings #6: Nicholas Klacsanzky presents, and comments on, a haiku by Alan Summers!
the moon bumps
into a paperboat
– Alan Summers (UK)
(Published previously in The Heron’s Nest vol. XXI no. 4, 2019)
It’s difficult sometimes to summarize a whole story into the shortest possible amount of words, but when someone does it, it becomes a masterpiece. This haiku is one of those masterpieces that shows why haiku is considered as one of the finest forms of creative writing.
‘Duskfall’ with an ellipsis gives the imagery of a silent yet sad evening where there are no activities. The word itself shows the ending of life when dusk has fallen and is followed by darkness. But, the ending of life can also mean a new beginning that is deeper in nature. It looks like the locus of control is shifting from the outer world to the inner one where subtle aspects of nature get active and replace worldly life.
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