Category Archives: Paul Beech

Tanka from Wales

tonight a full moon furiously beautiful over the estuary a past life by Maureen Weldon (Wales) Blithe Spirit,  Vol.  31,  No. 1, February 2021       shining deep in cyber space a haiku blog… I listen for waves between words by Paul Beech (Wales)  Temple, The … Continue reading

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Daily Double Haiku: May 29, 2022

Grieg on low  I feel her smile  through my shirt    by Paul Beech (Wales) Failed Haiku, October 2017

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 23, 2021

last light the slipstream of swallows over my shoulder by Paul Beech (Wales) Blithe Spirit, Vol. 31, No. 2, May 2021

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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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