Frank Tassone

Summer ablaze

midday heat sweltry the days long and commanding relief in a pond Frank Tassone’s #Haikai Challenge #147 (7/11/20): smoldering [hot] (moyuru) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka,… Read More ›

Midsummer treat

nature’s gifts pure as the joys of a wild iris beauty spreads vivid Frank Tassone’s #Haikai Challenge #145 (6/27/20): wild iris (ayame) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun,… Read More ›

Canvas of awareness

shimmering stillness summer solstice saffron sun sunrise to sunset Frank Tassone’s #Haikai Challenge #144 (6/20/20): Solstice I (Summer/Winter) Midsummer (manastu) / Midwinter (mafuyu) #Haiku #Senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu,… Read More ›

Mid-summer smiles

summertime carefree as laughter assaults the air sunrise to sunset Frank Tassone’s #Haikai Challenge #143 (6/13/20): Choose-your-own Summer (Winter) Kigo #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.)… Read More ›

As seen on TV

surrender darkness let the night discover all fireflies glow at dusk Frank Tassone’s #Haikai Challenge #142 (6/7/20): firefly, lightning bug (hotaru) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga This week, write the #haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka,… Read More ›

Give and take

life’s path good and bad day by day without answers proof lies in photos What do you see # 32- 1st June 2020 Frank Tassone’s #Haikai Challenge #141 (5/31/20): Justice #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga This week, write the #haikai… Read More ›

Golden hour at the lea

laughter in meadows summers true heft stalks my soul rewards in a smile Frank Tassone’s #Haikai Challenge #140 (5/21/20): summer meadow (natsuno) / Memorial Day #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga This week, write the haikai poem of your choice… Read More ›