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My latest on ‘brass bell’

May 8, 2022

brass bell: a haiku journal, curated by Zee Zahava, is one terrific online publication, with brilliant work from haiku poets around the globe every month. 

I’m always thrilled to be in it and here are my poems from the latest four issues:



cracked bindings a bibliophile’s sneeze


tending tomatoes

Gran relives her mill town youth

a lass on a loom


the estuary below

glints in the sun …

I read Basho


recovering now –  

a steaming mug

of mum’s beef-tea


Paul Beech


Poem (i) February 2022 issue.  Theme: one-line haiku

Poem (ii) March 2022 issue.  Theme: haiku about women and girls

Poem (iii) April 2022 issue.  Theme: things that make us happy

Poem (iv) May 2022 issue.  Theme: drinkable haiku


Enjoy the spring sunshine and have a great Sunday, everyone.


Copyright © Paul Beech 2022

From → General, Poetry

  1. Cool!

    And don’t forget to nominate for “The Haiku Reader” (as per submission guidelines)!

    Non-poets and non-writers (purely lovely readers of haiku) can also nominate!

    warm regards,

    • Many thanks, Alan.

      ‘The Haiku Reader’ looks great and I’ll certainly give some thought to nominating.

      I’m currently putting together a collection of my best published haiku, tanka and haibun. It’ll be called ‘Curlew Sunset’ and will be practically a haikai memoir.

      In the ‘Nature’ section, I’m including my five poems accepted for ‘The Blo͞o Outlier Journal’, issue 3. I’m just wondering whether you have a release date yet for this Natural History issue?

      Best always,


      • Definitely Summer, so if you are giving issue details you can add Blo͞o Outlier Journal Issue 3 (Summer 2022) or simply Blo͞o Outlier Journal Issue 3 2022, or Blo͞o Outlier Journal.

        warm regards,

  2. Thanks again, Alan.

    I’m looking forward to issue 3 – it’ll be a summer treat!

    I’ve 75 poems in ‘Curlew Sunset’. So rather than acknowledge each individually, I’ll simply list the publications where they’ve appeared – including ‘Blo͞o Outlier Journal’ for sure!

    Beneath the list I’ll add: “To all the editors, my sincere thanks.”

    That should do it I think.

    Warm regards,


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