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Golden

* Gallant blush of dawn Imprisoned by winter’s bars Promise of rebirth Time’s fleeting finality Made a mockery by gold * Hiabun for Colleen’s poetry challange  

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Hermitage

* Spirit of service In perfect simplicity Living within light * The hermit’s cave stands open to the winds, no more than a covered space, sheltered by stone and yew. A spring, a rocky shelf for a bed… no monastic … Continue reading

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Stone-eater #midnighthaiku

Snow falls, catching us unprepared as we once more search for the lost standing stone. Water freezes in every hollow. Bare branches offer no shelter. Roots stretch out hoary fingers, seeking nourishment, finding only stone. * Growth devours the past … Continue reading

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A Personal History of Moving ~ Frank J. Tassone #writephoto

Dad wants to cut the Tappan Zee bridge out of his commute. He finds the perfect ranch-style house for us in Rockland County–same side of the Hudson as his restaurant. I don’t want to leave all my friends behind. And … Continue reading

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A Corridor Evermore ~ Frank J. Tassone #writephoto

Door upon door upon door. An unceasing progression to everywhere, and nowhere. And yet each glimpse off the everlasting corridor reveals a moment… Flash! I am eight or nine. The maple and elm tower over the dirt trail that leads … Continue reading

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An Oceanic Comtemplation ~ Frank J. Tassone #writephoto

The tide rolls in. A crescendo of sound rises, as waves crest and crash against the fine sand of the beach in a roar. The last sunlight reflects on the water as the sun dips below the horizon. A sea … Continue reading

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Rooted ~ The Indishe #writephoto #Haibun

My soul tethered deep into my conscience is my anchor of life. Strong and sturdy, weathering the life’s storms,it has grown. Lateral branches lush with verdant emotions, lush with life sprout shading me from harsh glares. Continue reading at The … Continue reading

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Clay Rooted ~ Frank J. Tassone #writephoto #haibun

Princes and Kings call themselves “orphans, widowers, beggars,” to get themselves rooted in the dirt” Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching: A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way, Ursula K Le Guin, pg. 164 We were so … Continue reading

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Abecedarian Advise ~ Frank J. Tassone #writephoto

Autumnal clouds bare entertwining branches corral the sun distant Danann laughter echoing in the wind Continue reading at Frank J. Tassone

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Late night haibun…

I’d lost four fish in quick succession, in spite of everything I had tried. Another dozen were struggling. Dash to the local aquarium store to buy a new air pump.  Hope that will resolve the problem… so far so good. … Continue reading

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