Morning Whine

haibun poetry


The coffee maker still gurgles after nearly an after hour. A steady electric hum drowns out the chorus of birdsongs, save one.

Gray clouds swallow the sky. The rain triggers an ache across my eyebrows, and exacerbates the stiffness in every joint from knees to shoulders.

All before a day that won’t end for at least fourteen hours. Leaving me precious little time before another — the one with the formal observation.

I would rather just go back to bed

budding maples
a spade shovel left beside
a dying pine


Photo by Eric BARBEAU on Unsplash

The Writers 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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