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haibun poem

Haibun Poem


“White Crane Spreads its Wings”
Sunlight rippling off the
Ramapo River

Deep breath in.
During commencement, I raise soft, rounded arms. They ascend, roll and descend.
Deep breath out.

As I pivot and “roll the ball.” Empty, fill. Breathe in, breathe out. Brush knee left. Then the rest of the Yang long form.

When I conclude, a tingling flow fills every muscle.

Resting in the horse stance
Trembling underneath
Florescent lights


photograph by Yu-chuan Hsu


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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. I am honored to be a part of the Image Curve community as a contributing poet.

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