Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Haiku/Senryu--By Ronald Grognet--United States

visiting mom
at the home--
who will I be

late night screams
at my first asylum stay--
a cat in heat

dogs romp in my yard--
    spontaneous flea market

my three grandsons
teach me what I didn't know--
    only child

squirrels twitching tails--
    text messages

Ronald Grognet is a retired Clinical Psychologist who practiced private individual and family therapy for thirty-five years. He lived and worked in Washington D.C., and Sarasota, FL before retiring in New Orleans to be close to his grandsons. Besides his volunteer time spent on disaster assignments for the Red Cross, he fills his time devoted to haiku poetry. His interest in poetry came as a gift in retirement. Reading an article about haiku filled with many examples, he recognized its similarity to the reflective stance of the meditation he practiced for many years. He has vigorously pursued its study for the last two years, personally experiencing its healing and enlightening qualities.


  1. Ronald, these are excellent, really enjoyed them all!

    1. Thanks Peggy. Appreciate your support. Ron G

  2. Ronald,
    I all of these too, especially the last one. The very idea of squirrels texting is both adorable and hilarious!
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

  3. David. I'm so glad you enjoyed them.

  4. very nice ,loved the first one so poignant best wishes angelee

  5. Really well put forth Ronald, 'specially the emergence awareness you bring to the reader with this piece..'