Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Haiku/Senryu--By Robert Henry Poulin--United States

Oh, window tree branch
          bending to my bedroom light
                                        all these years with love

the way a curved branch
                       seeks to find the light in dark
                                     bottom forest floor

morning glory first
               to open to the sunlight
                                         first one to let go

in her heart
             his words of love
                   when we both let go

I would yank them out
          all these weeds in my garden
but OH! what flowers!

Robert Henry Poulin has been writing the small genre: haiku/senryu/tanka/Korean Sijo for 15 years winning Modern Haiku Best of Issue Senryu, awards in Tanka and Sijo and published two books of haiku: The Last Leaf Decides and Haiku Art Book. He is Vice President of Colt Press, Helping New Authors Stand Tall. He has been published, his more than two thousand poems, in USA and Internationally, winning awards in Japan and world wide. Poet Poulin resides in South Florida, USA.


  1. Delightful poems. Bending to the light, with your words, is as captivating as the subjects you have drawn. Best wishes Ralph.

  2. These short forms are delightful, Robert. Nature pulls the strings to your heart; I can relate well to your final haiku...wild flowers are beautiful. All the best. // paul

  3. Hi Robert. I enjoyed your haiku. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

  4. Thank you, Robert. Thoroughly enjoy these.

  5. What lovely Haiku Robert! I enjoyed the read very much. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  6. Excellent Robert with Nature and love with very excellent imagery and flow. Robert H