Spring Party, Autumn Post

Haibun Poetry, Spring Party, Autumn Post

Haibun Poetry


His son’s face is covered in a greenish-yellow goo! Chris holds his daughter, showing an “aw shucks” grin. I stare at his Facebook photo.

The last time he called, I knelt on a sub floor, laying $4.00/tile Italian Porcelain with Jeff. He and I were finishing the renovation of my kitchen. The new floor was the last phase. Chris invited me to catch the game with him and his fantasy football buds at the new wing place in the Palisades. I hadn’t seen him since a house party he hosted in the spring.

“We’ll be there if we can,” I said.

Five weeks later, after I didn’t show, I finally type something.

Clinging red leaves
One long sigh before
Clicking ‘send’


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 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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