Month: January 2013

Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

Birds Were Singing in the Dawn

Cold Winter Blues I woke up this morning,cold winter blues all round my head.Woke up this morning,cold winter blues all round my head.If you don’t leave me woman,I’ll make you wish that you were dead. I woke up this morningsnow was lying all around.Woke up this morning,snow was lying all around.Until the ice is meltedthere…
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January 29, 2013 0


The word ‘huldra’ means hidden, or cloaked, and the huldra-folk of Scandinavian mythology are the elves or trolls which live in the quiet places on the fells or in the forests. There are roads in Iceland which bend to avoid elf-rocks.Once upon a time I wrote a novel in which a charismatic but ruthless poet…
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January 23, 2013 2

The First Territory Walk of 2013

This mild weather has brought out the yellow flowers of winter. Who knew? I started a spring cleaning in the herb patch and the greenhouse. And I brought the tiniest possible sprig of wirchhazel into the house. It smells amazing – a cosmetic, slightly medicinal smell, incense and primroses and maybe soap. I made the…
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January 7, 2013 0