Wednesday, December 21, 2016

haiku--By Robert Epstein--United States

healing mass
in her arms
the sleeping toddler

jet plane
unseen through gray skies

old haiku journal
the faint smell
of eucalyptus

hard rain
this time I forgive
the barking dog

November morning
I see my grandparents
so young on Ellis Island

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. Robert,
    Liked these haiku, especially the third one.

  2. Dear Robert,
    Thank you for these--I have much to learn about the haiku form--these have enriched me.