Cup of Tea, Cup of Coffee

Haibun Poem, Cup of Tea, Cup of Coffee

Haibun Poem


Eighteen years earlier across the pond, a cup of hot Earl Grey tea. Hot bitter-sweetness spreads out from the first sip. Daylight fills the living room through cream curtains. The hum of morning traffic arises from a busy Wigmore Street.

Today, at home, a cup of hot Columbian coffee. Hot bitterness explodes from the first sip. Daylight illuminates the dining room table through a veil of translucent drapes. The wind-chime sings in the morning breeze.

clear day
light through a window shines on
an empty cup


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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. I am honored to be a part of the Image Curve community as a contributing poet.

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