Sunday, January 24, 2016

Haiku--By Robert Epstein--United States

to nothing I know
river ice

flitting sparrows
mom turns
the wheel of life

grandma’s birthday
pondering her afterlife
in pine shade

another month
of no rain she pours
her heart out

land surveyor exposing the plot

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.


  1. I look out for your work; it never disappoints!
    Thank you for sharing. I particularly connected with the last one. Ralph

  2. Excellent collection, thank you for sharing!

  3. I like these haiku very much. In fact everything I read of yours resonates. It's an Aha moment to come upon good poems like this.

  4. Robert,
    A nice set of haiku, I particularly liked the third one.
    Your friend,
    David Fox