Thursday, June 25, 2015

Poetry--By Ronald Grognet--United States

lunar eclipse--
harsh things I didn't say
to my mother

lost in my writing--
cold coffee

still standing
after a flood of memories--
my first home

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. These are all wonderful! So glad you have time to explore writing these days, you have quite a talent.

  2. You certainly have a skill for setting a scene, Ronald. Very nice set, Sir.

  3. You are a genius of the Haiku. I really enjoyed reading these illustrious poems. Very good pieces! Great work


  4. Ronald,
    I enjoy your set of haiku, especially the last one.
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

  5. I really like the cold coffee one, it happens to me often.

  6. These are wonderfully thought provoking and beautifully written Ronald! I could identify with each of them. Thank you for your gift of poetry. Aloha, Connie