Monday, February 6, 2017

Haiku--By Robert Epstein--United States

70 now
he vows to take up 
air guitar

that bald head
in the just-cleaned mirror
can’t be me

pumpkin filling
my niece wants to pour it
into the jack-o-lantern

October morning
a crow on the roof
cracks the last walnut

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. Dear Robert,
    What a talent for haiku! They are all delightful to read, but for some reason the second one resonates! Can't figure why.
    Do send us more and thanks for these treasures.

  2. I really enjoyed all of these Robert! Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

  3. Wonderful haiku, Robert. I really love that second one. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  4. Dear Robert what delightful senryu ,thank you for sharing,love angelee

  5. Four great Haiku, Robert The 2nd on made me laugh out loud. Very good.