Relaxing into Another Weekend


Mira hands me a full glass of Chianti. “Happy Friday!”

We clank glasses as we toast. I take my first sip. Dark wood taste explodes on my tongue.

I lie back on the chaise and open Merton. Smooth jazz plays again on that best of Christmas gifts: a Motorola Bluetooth speaker. I sip my wine again. A passing breeze rustles the aging Maple’s full canopy.

setting sun
bathes my face
a sparrow sings



photo by Ostap Senyuk

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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