Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Haiku-By Robert Epstein--United States

63rd birthday
a lone Japanese maple leaf
Mom's next world greeting

this morning
a silkworm at my door
seeking asylum

lottery win?
we wave to each other
from our dream condos

Robert Epstein is a licensed psychologist who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has edited several anthologies including The Temple Bell Stops: Contemporary Poems of Grief, Loss and Change and The Sacred in Contemporary Haiku as well as two books of haiku: Checkout Time is Noon: Death Awareness Haiku; and A Walk Around Spring Lake: Haiku.


  1. Robert,
    I love to read and write haiku. I have realized most modern haiku don't follow the "traditional" styles, so I have adapted some accordingly. Great job with yours.
    Yours truly,
    David Fox

  2. Thank you, Robert, for sharing your haiku series with us.
    Well written!

    Best wishes,

  3. LOL, love these, especially the asylum-seeking silk worm

  4. Hi Robert. I enjoyed your haiku. I especially like the second one. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings!