Month: November 2010

Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

walking the territory haikus

bright birch leaves spinningdown the still frosty morninggold on silver grass mist on the riverheron stalks the reed bedslight grows, winter bites

November 24, 2010 1

walking the territory

It was cold this morning! And damp.I went for a walk along the road out of the village, remembering the camera for once. This is what you see as you leave the houses behind. This week I’ve been re-vamping the Lúcháir website. It’s a big process, giving the whole thing a fresher look – more…
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November 16, 2010 3

Armistice day

I remember Armistice Day from my childhood as a relic of an outmoded jingoistic attitude that nobody seemed to find relevant. Hardly anyone wore poppies, and nobody wanted to talk about the war. In Liverpool we were still living with undeveloped bomb-sites in the seventies, and we felt it was more than time we moved…
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November 11, 2010 1

James Kirkup Poetry Competition

Here is a poetry competition which I can wholeheartedly recommend poets to enter.First of all, it’s free. Red Squirrel don’t believe in charging for entrance to competitions.Second, when I did it last year, it was a thoroughly wonderful experience from start to finish. I met the judges and heard them talk about the care they…
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November 8, 2010 0

the territory in November

What a week this has been! Last weekend I was in Edinburgh for the Radical Book Fair and the AGM of the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics but didn’t stay to check it out as I wasn’t feeling up to much, and couldn’t wait to get home. It turned out that I had shingles, which effectualy…
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November 7, 2010 0