Category Archives: Paul Beech

The Clock by Paul Beech

THE CLOCK He’s here with me now, my kid bro from the south. A brilliant inventor, patents registered, top prizes won. Until stricken with early dementia.   We’re in North Wales, not far from the sea, at a Fabrics and … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: April 3, 2021

senryu three thousand feet . . .now I bank the gliderand dive     by Paul Beech (Wales) brass bell: a haiku journal, April 2021  

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Tanka by Paul Beech

TANKA floral smock chalky she holds the new boy close wipes his terrified tears and lets him sit with the girls by Paul Beech (Wales) Poetry in the Plague Year, 2020

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Tanka by Paul Beech

TANKA I lather up and she smiles remembering the day I moved in when she gave me this brush like her dad’s   by Paul Beech (Wales) Blithe Spirit: Journal of the British Haiku Society, Vol. 30, No. 2, May … Continue reading

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Triolet by Paul Beech

STEEPLE Landmark, lifemark, the steeple of St John’s. Pausing, we hear the bells faintly in snow. Down the chill river, destiny beckons. Landmark, lifemark, the steeple of St John’s. Pals all our lives, we’re the lucky ones, Tramping the valley … Continue reading

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Haibun by Paul Beech

This haibun tells the true story of my very beginnings in post-war Lancashire… The Prayer Book My middle bookshelf groans under the weight though the tiny diesel engine, boxed starting pistol, and boxed prayer book piled at the end add … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Paul Beech

THE UNFORGIVEN   Well past middle-age, bald, he sits there with his love, milkshakes – his banana, hers vanilla – as midnight drizzle beyond the pane slicks the black tarmac of the car park of this garishly neon-lit deserted retail … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: Dec. 1, 2019

dusk falling the mountain speaks   by Paul Beech (Wales) Proletaria, Nov. 21, 2019

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A Poem by Paul Beech

Homemaking Gulls tumble screeching in the raw estuary blow as we pop the radio on.   There are those who frown still but here on our windy Welsh hill we’re making a home together.   She bends to the curtains … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: Aug. 27, 2019

senryu whizzing downhill hands off handlebars fifty years late   by Paul Beech (Wales) Failed Haiku, Vol. 4, No. 41, May 2019

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