Such a Moment

japanese poetry forms

Haibun Poetry


A breeze blows. The Syracuse wind chime behind the chaise sounds a three-note melody. A sparrow’s song answers. The neighbor behind my house hosts a party. Adults chat, children squeal and laugh. Somewhere a dog barks.

The maple, elm, spruce, pine, apple, crabapple and peach trees, the freshly mown lawn of grass and crabgrass: all shine so verdantly in the mid-morning sun. So present. Like the wind and surf at Tintagal, the morning light through the drapes in Wigmore Place, the spinning wheels of an upside-down, rusty-red tricycle.

robin’s song
more cottonballs across
an empty sky


photograph by Carol Hu


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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