Month: February 2012

Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

Seedlings and birdcalls

This is the little waterfall at Fingask. It’s one of the last pictures I took before my camera gave up the will to live, and my interim solution, which is to take photos on my phone, doesn’t impress me much. So the waterfall is to take the bare look off the post, rather than to…
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February 28, 2012 1

Following still

Since I got the new laptop, blogger has been behaving rather erratically. Some blogs I followed seemed to have stopped posting. Every so often I’d come across a post on networked blogs, and wondered why I hadn’t seen it. And then every so often fifty posts would come at once, with all the missing blogs…
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February 26, 2012 3

February Garden

When I went out yesterday morning there was nothing in this planter but a few struggling buds. When I came back yesterday afternoon it looked like this Spring is sprung alright. There are frogs active in the pond (no spawn yet), oyster-catchers on the river bank, and I saw six curlews flying over the fields.…
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February 24, 2012 2


I have been updating the web-site, and some of the pages of this blog, and adding the link to Alastair’s Filmpoem to the picture of the book in the sidebar. You will be able to see more of Alastair’s Filmpoems at StAnza in St Andrews in March. On the garden front, I’ve started sowing seeds…
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February 21, 2012 0

(from) The Place of the Fire

Under the parched grey coalthe red glow dulls.The ash settles softly, a quiet inward collapselike the gentling of your face on the pillow, as you falldeeper into sleep One of the inspirations for this piece was a blog post from Rima at The Hermitage called Atching Tan, which dealt with the life of travelling people.…
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February 16, 2012 0