Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Haiku--By Robert Epstein--United States

the neighbor’s kid
leaning in
the gnome’s advice

winter crows
they can’t mean
what they say

early spring day
my niece wants to know
what carpenter ants build

worry stone
I add a pinch
of paprika

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. Hello Robert. I enjoyed all your haiku, especially the second one. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

  2. These are wonderrful Roert, thanks for sharing them with us!

  3. Robert,
    I liked all of these, especially the first and third one.
    Your friend,
    David Fox

  4. I like all the creations shared by you, specially the third one.
    thanks friend Robert for sharing.