Thursday, September 26, 2013

Selected Poems--By Robert Epstein--United States

on disability
his homespun blanket
wins first prize

inspired by
the public fountain
her ballet poses

opening the blinds
morning is my house
of worship

born to be wild mustard

despite her age
she wakes up to
a hopscotch day

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.  He is currently editing another anthology, The Sacred in Contemporary Haiku, due to be released in 2014.


  1. I like reading these delightful poems. I am sure they all sound good too if recited; i hear their delivery. Thank you so much for the share. I'm looking at fountains in a new way :-) best wishes ralph.

  2. Dear Robert -

    This is spectacular. What originality in your verse and vivid pictures. Love Wild Mustard. I so hope there will be more.