World Haiku Series 2022 (35) Haiku by Frank J. Tassone (USA)

Haiku by Frank J. Tassone

Pink moon
a paschal candle burns
in a darkened church

–EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2022, The Haiku Foundation

All Saint’s Day
all the prayers offered
to the Communion

–NaHaiWriMo/, November 1, 2022

bloody scarecrow…
somewhere Billie Holiday
sings “strange fruit”

–NaHaiWriMo/, October 13, 2022

last katydids
chatter in the cold
this Autumnal night

–NaHaiWriMo/, October 6, 2022

summer heat
another bikeride around
the cul-de-sac

–NaHaiWriMo/, June 17, 2022

crabapple blossoms
emerging from the shadows
new sunflowers

–NaHaiWriMo/, April 28-29, 2022

that sudden
loss of breath
falling rain

NaHaiWriMo/, April 22, 2022

the mirage
of “peace in our time”…
war-torn Ukraine

NaHaiWriMo/, March 4, 2022

World’s End
the bartender from Sidney
talks about home

NaHaiWriMo/, February 2, 2022

winter moon
a newly-knit sweater
left incomplete

NaHaiWriMo/, January 11, 2022

Husband, Father, Writer, Teacher. American Haijin

Because Haikai matters.


Frank J. Tassone lives in New York City’s “back yard” with his wife and son.

He fell in love with writing after he wrote his first short story at age 12 and his first poem in high school.

He began writing haiku and haibun seriously in the 2000s.

His haikai poetry has appeared in Failed Haiku, Cattails, Haibun Today, Contemporary Haibun Online, Contemporary Haibun, The Haiku Foundation and Haiku Society of America member anthologies.

He is a contributing poet for the online literary journal Image Curve, and a performance poet with Rockland Poets.

When he’s not writing, Frank works as a special education high school teacher in the Bronx.

When he’s not working or writing, he enjoys time with his family, meditation, hiking, practicing tai chi and geeking out to Star Wars, Marvel Cinema and any other Sci-Fi/Fantasy film and TV worth seeing.

Frank J. Tassone

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