Lawrence Farm Orchard Experience

apple tree full of ripe red gala apples
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clear skies

cool enough to pick

yellow delicious

with three of our friends

so satisfying

Frankie’s audio diary. His climb up Granny Smith, Gala and Fuji trees for the unblemished, still hanging apples higher up. He and Lilly atop a mound of dirt; seeking pumpkins; racing through the village.

Tasting apple cider and apple cinnamon donuts after purchasing all of our produce. The sun on our faces, warming us just enough.

Highland hills

our long smiles for

all those photos

Photo by Nathan Hulsey

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Frank J. Tassone

Frank J. Tassone lives in New York City's "back yard" with his wife and son. He fell in love with writing after he wrote his first short story at age 12 and his first poem in high school. He began writing haiku and haibun seriously in the 2000s. His haikai poetry has appeared in Failed Haiku, Cattails, Haibun Today, Contemporary Haibun Online, Contemporary Haibun, The Haiku Foundation and Haiku Society of America member anthologies. He is a contributing poet for the online literary journal Image Curve, and a performance poet with Rockland Poets. When he's not writing, Frank works as a special education high school teacher in the Bronx. When he's not working or writing, he enjoys time with his family, meditation, hiking, practicing tai chi and geeking out to Star Wars, Marvel Cinema and any other Sci-Fi/Fantasy film and TV worth seeing.

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