Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Haiku--By Robert Epstein--United States

red moon sirens
her old dog teaches
the young one to howl

box lunch
I’m not giving any
secrets away

inspired by
the public fountain
her ballet poses

late afternoon
he repairs the 6 o’clock
side of my watch band

shell fragments
where can I find
my mother now?

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.


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  2. Five very good Haiku Robert.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. A delightful string of Haiku, Robert, especially the first three. Regards // paul

  4. Dear Robert,
    The Asian forms always challenge my thinking--thank you for doing so again through these fine haiku.