A Visit to Nyack, June 30, 2013

vacation haibun


Black icing. That dark chocolate mousse cake catches a ripple of light. The first bite — an explosion of orgasmic sweetness in my mouth.

escaping rain
Didier and Dumas’
French pastries

We see the river from up Main Street. A fog crouches on the brown-gray water underneath the mid-span of the bridge.

summer showers
peeling white paint off
a corner house

“Push me.”

Frankie pumps his legs as I give him a push. The swing carries him up, almost perpendicular with the top of the set. I ride one next to him. Feel my stomach drop, my head start to pound.

Mira’s river walk
vertigo for my son’s


photograph by Myles Tan

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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