Sunday, July 12, 2015

Poetry--By Robert Epstein--United States

lamp off
the silence
of sheet music

into the old phone booth
bird chatter

late in life her rainforest reseeds

Robert Epstein is a licensed psychologist who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has edited several anthologies: The Breath of Surrender: A Collection of Recovery-Oriented Haiku; Dreams Wander On: Contemporary Poems of Death Awareness; and The Temple Bell Stops: Contemporary Poems of Grief, Loss and Change; as well as two books of haiku: Checkout Time is Noon: Death Awareness Haiku; and A Walk Around Spring Lake: Haiku.  His most current anthology, The Sacred in Contemporary Haiku, was released in 2014.


  1. What beautiful poetry you have written here. I especially liked your last poem. That one made me think, and then smile at its powerful image. I really enjoyed reading these wonderful poems, great work,


  2. Always a joy to visit your poetry. Your phone booth has set me off writing! Ralph :-)

  3. Excellent, really enjoyed them all!

  4. Very nice writes, Robert. I enjoyed them. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  5. Robert,
    I enjoyed all of these, but that second one really made me smile. Good job!
    Your friend,
    David Fox