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.

Sunlight
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
Karaoke

 

 

next: Smuggler’s Notch 2012 Travelogue, Conclusion

previous: Smuggler’s Notch 2012 Travelogue, Part IV

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photograph by Andrej Chudy

 

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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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