Thursday, May 21, 2015

Butterfly Dream: Acorn Haiku by Robert Epstein

English Original

lost in thought thud of an acorn

Modern Haiku, 40:1, Winter-Spring, 2009

Robert Epstein

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

Chinese Translation (Simplified)


Bio Sketch

Robert Epstein, a psychologist and haiku poet/anthologist, lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has edited four anthologies:  The Breath of Surrender; Dreams Wander On; The Temple Bell Stops; and Now This.  He has written two books of haiku:  A Walk Around Spring Lake; and Checkout Time is Noon, as well as a chapbook titled, What My Niece Said in His Head:  Haiku and Senryu.

1 comment:

  1. A moment is keenly captured in this one-line haiku, which has a koan-like quality. And Robert's use of the symbolically and religiously rich fruit, acorn, is thematically effective.