Amid the Clutter

Haibun Examples, School Entrance

Haibun Poem


Thick reams of paper everywhere. The folders on my desk organizer bulge out with them. I can’t see the top of my desk. Jaime has no room for her piles. Even our circular conference table, tucked in the corner of the narrow office, has manila folders, crumpled worksheets, parental rights documents spread all over. Folders with final exams rest in a stainless steel basket under a chair.

Into this menagerie we bring our student’s parents for a state-protocol-mandated Annual Review.

Under Florescence
Cool mid-October air


Photograph by Ryan McGuire

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 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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