Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Patio--By Ronald Grognet--United States

The Patio

jasmine arbor
held captive by

sound of a breeze
silenced by jets

the bucolic feel
after rain

rain seeps
into moss covered bricks
slippery patina

fly circles
the dog's head

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.

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