Smuggler’s Notch 2012 Travelogue, Conclusion

travel poems

Haibun Poem


August 25th

158 Main is mobbed during breakfast. We’re seated at a booth next to their bakery display case. Feeling ignored. Somehow our waitress arrives with a hot coffee refill for which we hadn’t had the opportunity to ask.

savoring each bite
of Main’s country breakfast
bleached paneling

The waterfalls we came to see of Rt. 108 hardly have water falling. The rapids at the top of the gorge roar louder than at the falls at the bottom.

sunlight on wet rocks
our smiles captured on a
palm camera app

Notchville Park: a fun afternoon. Mountainside Pool, DJ Party — not so much. Frankie and David at the Fun Zone together? Priceless.

kids racing
through inflatables
echoes of laughter


previous: Smuggler’s Notch 2012 Travelogue, Part V


photograph by Jeffrey Workman


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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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