Spring Suite, Part I: At the NJ Botanical Gardens

spring haibun


The twin rows of apple trees define a path down the center of Skyland Manor’s Great Lawn. They won’t blossom until May.

Many other trees already do. Daffodils, hydrangeas, and other plants, as well. All of which Mira says we have at home.

Why did we travel almost an hour to see them?

weather-worn stone
cracked statues across
white blossoms


photograph by Randy Jacob

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 www.frankjtassone.wordpress.com 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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