Haibun Poems

Haibun Poems


A dog’s staccato bark. The melody of a robin singing in the maples. Harmony by the other songbirds. A wisp of breeze fluttering the canopy in the backyard. A pale blue sky promising perfect weather. The sun descending toward the Ramapos.

An aroma of sauteed peppers and onions. Mira prepares a frittata that we’ll eat in ten minutes. Water splatters out of a faucet for a moment.

I rest. Earlier, I returned Amauris’ incomplete English Regents to him for the third time.

“Mister, I’m getting mad!”

“I’ll get a second opinion from Ms. P or Mr. Z.”

A sheepish grin before he sat down and wrote what he had protested that he could not.

A truck rumbles up River Road, turns down Victory toward Mayer. The breeze returns. The songbirds keep singing. We’ll sit at the granite patio table on our deck soon, under a pale blue sky.

late spring afternoon
clank of plates on the table
as traffic passes


photograph by Daria Nepriakhina

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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