Friday, September 23, 2016

Haiku--By Robert Epstein--United States

Indian summer
still in sneakers
that refuse to die

Mom’s 90th
I wish upon 
a four-leaf clover

May sunset
her little red wagon
circles the block

62 now 
more clocks
than rooms

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. More clocks than rooms. Love these pieces. Thanks for sharing. Ralph

  2. Lovely collectin Robert, thanks for sharing!

  3. Very enjoyable, Robert.
    Wishing on that four leaf clover too. A ninety-year old mother.
    Such a gift.