Tag Archives: Wales

Daily Haiku Special: May 10, 2023 – Book Announcement by Paul Beech

The following are sample poems from Curlew Sunset by Paul Beech of Wales. His new collection, just released, features a range of Japanese forms: haiku, senryu, tanka, and haibun. The book has 83 pages. The author’s work is often featured on … Continue reading

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Daily Double Haiku: Jan. 25, 2023

icicles in the echo wolf moon by Maureen Weldon (Wales) sub-zero . . . snowball fight boys against girls by Jeffrey Walthall (USA)

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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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Free Verse by Maureen Weldon

  THE PAST   I have left the past, or so I thought; yet it sits in every corner, sits on my back.   Sometimes the long garden with a hammock to swing in, to laze in, near the sweet … Continue reading

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Poem by Maureen Weldon

AND I DON’T KNOW WHY Somehow I’ve ended up here and I don’t know why I’ve ended up here but I’ve ended up here.   Somehow I met you and I know how that was meeting you.   I crossed … Continue reading

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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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Free Verse by Karen Harvey

Water Baby I saw you firston the scanbaby swimmer,echolocation,two heartbeats,yours faster than mine. Mine skipped a beatat the quickening of you,when you flipped within mewhilst singing the songsof the deep. You came eagerlyrunning the bow wave.I helped bring youto the … Continue reading

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Blog Special: Free Verse by Paul Beech (Wales)

MOTHBALLS Buried with mothballs at the bottom of the chest, an old blue uniform from the war, an RAF uniform with two stripes, my dad’s.   Taller than my dad but still a boy, I’d put it on and dream … Continue reading

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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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