A Deprivation

haibun poem

Haibun Poem


The sound of Screeching steel alongside our house. A hot July 3rd; we look up from our empty dinner plates on the deck table.

The ventilation fan of our central air conditioner screeches again. Then it runs smooth. Then it screeches one last time. I arrive in time to watch the blades slow and stop.

A new motor won’t be available until after July 4th.

ceiling fans whirling
laying on our bedsheets



photograph by Jay Mantri


Image Curve’s Manifesto


Frank J. Tassone

I fell in love with writing ever since I wrote my first short story at the age of 12 and my first poem in high school. My free-verse has appeared in the literary e-zine Pif. My haibun has been published in Cattails, Haibun Today, Contemporary Haibun Online (CHO) and Contemporary Haibun, CHO's annual print anthology. My haiku has been published by the Haiku Foundation. My senryu has been published in Failed Haiku. I regularly perform haibun and other haikai with Rockland Poets. I am honored to be a part of the Image Curve community as a contributing poet. Visit my website www.frankjtassone.wordpress.com to see more of my poetry. Follow me on twitter @fjtassone2 and like my Facebook page American Haijin for updates on my latest work.

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