Vineyard Visit



A patio of filled tables and empty bottles. A trio plays the Beatles, the lead singer tapping a tambourine against her thigh.

We stopped at the Torne Valley Vineyard on the way back from Harriman State Park. A far different experience then the last time we had come, when it was closed for a wedding.

Only the late hour and fatigue from our hike prevented me from getting us a table, a bottle of red and a bread-and-cheese platter.

final sips spinning
in clanking glasses


photo by Oscar Söderlund on Unsplash

The Writers 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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