Sunday, March 13, 2016

Mardi Gras Moments--By Ronald Grognet--United States

Mars Gras parade
traffic jam
horns verses horns

bearing beads
New Orleans

Mardi Gras morn
not a creature stirring
count down to a blast

Mardi Gras
the day after the night before

Mardi Gras parade
On a flat-bed truck

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. Enjoyed your piece Ronald, very fun read!

  2. A sketch book of finished pieces! Enjoyed very much. Ralph

  3. What a fun town, New Orleans! This takes me back to some visits there.

  4. Ronald, I loved a peek see at Mardi Gras. Never been to one but your descriptive write makes me want to go. Thanks for sharing your talent.