Nicholas KlacsanzkyNicholas Klacsanzky

Born in Seattle, USA
Living in Kyiv, Ukraine

Nicholas Klacsanzky is the editor of Haiku Commentary, an online journal for the analysis of haiku and related forms. He started to write haiku with the inspiration of his father, George Klacsanzky, who was the editor of the journal Haiku Zasshi Zo. Nicholas also volunteers as a haiku mentor online.

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summer storm . . .
I push the beetle
back on its feet

Frogpond 37:3, Autumn 2014


autumn dawn . . .
I look in between
escalator stairs

Modern Haiku 46:2, Summer 2015


spring begins . . .
inside the dry bean
a maggot

Modern Haiku 46:2, Summer 2015


spring clouds
my mind full of
broken thoughts

Presence #52, September 2015


ill in spring
again I get to know
my bedroom door

Presence #52, September 2015


street flood
the little girl lets go
of her paper boat

Bottle Rockets #33, April 2015


far from my twin
the bare chestnut branch
colored by a cloud

Modern Haiku 46:3, Autumn 2015


apartment for rent I wonder what the spiders feel

Haiku Scout Report #6, June 2015


learning one's name—
swarming in faint sunlight

A Hundred Gourds 4:4, September 2015


staying at the temple
beneath the bonsai tree
a gnat

The Heron’s Nest, Volume XVII, Number 3: September, 2015


bare branches
touching the wall
of a cancer ward

Wild Plum 1:2, Fall & Winter 2015


night stroll
an owl guides me
to the woods

Acorn #35, Fall 2015


crescent moon in mist—
I make excuses not to sing
to a one-person audience

The Mainichi, August 8th, 2015


the dog barks
while dreaming—
morning mirror

Modern Haiku 46:1, Winter Spring 2015


the quiet
after an argument—
scraping carrot skin

Frogpond 38:3, Autumn 2015


into the washbasin
my reflection

Chrysanthemum 18, October 2015


on the front door knob
  a housefly

Chrysanthemum 18, October 2015


next to the trail
a tombstone that once was
at the top of the hill

A Hundred Gourds 5.1, December, 2015


long rain—
lost in thought
I grow older

The Heron’s Nest, Volume XVII, Number 4: December 2015


touching the radio
its signal gets better
family attic

The Mainichi, October 16th, 2015


a spider
inside the gun on the wall—
family meeting

Sonic Boom, Anniversary Edition, December, 2015


death anniversary—
a curl of incense smoke
stuck on the ceiling

Haiku Canada Review,  February, 2016


stone cairn—
we talk late into the night
for answers

Akitsu Quarterly #7, Spring, 2016


afternoon calm . . .
a lame crow hobbles
towards the highway

Akitsu Quarterly #7, Spring, 2016


half-closed tulip--
the beautiful words
dangerous to say

A Hundred Gourds 5:2, March 2016


in the eyes of the fish
caught in the net

The Heron’s Nest, Volume XVIII, Number 1: March 2016


the baby
has a name for it
first clear day

Makoto 2:1, April 2016


whale vertebrae
drifting from one god
to another

A Hundred Gourds, 5:3, Final Issue, 2016


snowglobe hopefully I can dance tonight

Brass Bell  May, 2016


distant thunder
we have been both right
all along

Mayfly 61, Summer 2016


deepening dusk . . .
the open umbrella
in a parking lot

Presence #55, July 2016


on the cold floor
Bharat moon

Presence #55, July 2016