Smuggler’s Notch 2012 Travelogue, Part V

family poems

Haibun Poem


August 24th

The best part of the watermelon walk? Eating seeded watermelons under the Adventure Rangers Meeting tent after it ends.

excited girl’s
young cupped hands hold
A trembling frog

Mid-afternoon, while Frankie attends camp: the way to vacation at Smuggs!

gray clouds
a gentle rain upon
Mount Mansfield

Courtside Pool, again. The hot tubs. Frankie slides, then dives. A local youth dives with him, showing him some stunt dives. He’s my height, a little stocky, blond. Boyish face. Leaves soon after.

Piercing cumulus
Another splash

Frankie and David sing Nicky Minaj together. Frankie solos “Don’t Stop Believing.” A full house applauds.

Clear night
Third time’s the charm at



next: Smuggler’s Notch 2012 Travelogue, Conclusion

previous: Smuggler’s Notch 2012 Travelogue, Part IV


photograph by Andrej Chudy


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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