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My Corona… ~ Frank J. Tassone #writephoto

All around us, the lists: Wash your hands Keep your hands away from your face Cough in your elbow or inside your shirt Wash you hands In such pandemic times, even simple tasks like shopping take on Herculean proportions. Mira … Continue reading

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Memory ~ The Indishe #writephoto

I stand in a stony stupefied slumber on a lush verdant expanse of life. My feelings and emotions have crystallised and amalgamated into two massive frigid boulders that are made more callous and cold by the winter snow. They stand … Continue reading

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Heartwood #midnighthaiku

Beneath the surface Few will look or care to see Hidden stars shining It has been there for months, part of the structure of a garden I see every day. It was the rain, darkening the fibres, that showed me … Continue reading

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Choice ~ The Indishe #writephoto

I stood on the cliff watching the crystal clear waters of the brook dancing merrily down the slope. On the cold wintry morning,as the trees shivered,they carefully preserved their green leaves and looked morosely at the brown grass. The harsh … Continue reading

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These mortal choices: Frank J. Tassone #writephoto

A fresh bank of cumulus clouds floats across the sky. The bare maple branches atop the trees in the front yard gently sway in the light breeze. The near-midafternoon sun casts their pale shadows across neighbors’ houses like so much … Continue reading

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An Offering ~ Frank J. Tassone #writephoto

Why do you come before me, bearing the cup I cannot bear to drink? Only two days ago, I heard the gospel of the Nativity. You gave birth to your son and laid him in a manger. The Logos, beyond … Continue reading

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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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