Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Haiku/Senryu--By Ronald Grognet--United States

morning paper
sudoku is mine--
wife has cross words

behind the casket
holding my daughters up
holding me up

drinking in
beautiful sunsets--
the horizon and I

power mowers and
grass blowers--
tired just listening

a surgical tray
they forgot to cover--

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.


  1. Ronald, your Haiku/Senryu are intriguing to read! Thanks for sharing your talent. Sheri

  2. This is great. The first one has me in stitches. I have been trying for years to figure out how to solve a sudoku.

  3. Nice haiku, Ronald. Thanks for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  4. Thank you, Richard Sponaugle, for the following--

    I always wanted to write short, concise poetic forms like this, but always got rejected. Very well done.