Saturday, January 23, 2016

In Memoriam--By Ronald Grognet--United States

In Memoriam

lung cancer
the mystery
of her silence

her rooster display
greets me each morning
another new day

from roosters first call
to the end
her collection

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. The poem leaves me wondering about life. write again.

  2. Thank you for writing these poignant poems. I appreciate what you did here.

  3. Powerful and endearing, Ronald. Love it! Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  4. Very touching, thank you for sharing!