Month: December 2013

Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

Half a Hundred Herbs – ready to go

Here are some of my source books for this project. Most of them will be very familiar to anyone interested in herbs – at least by reputation. Culpeper’s Herbal is the source of almost all the folksy information that goes into the coffee table type of book about herbs. It’s full of astrological references and…
Read more

December 27, 2013 2

‘Tis the Year’s Midnight

And everything is sinking into the quiet and lull of Christmas, and won’t be at full strength again until after the New Year. It’s been a roller coaster of a year, in some ways a struggle, in others pure delight. Summer was late, but lovely, and several of the species that took a hammering last…
Read more

December 19, 2013 0

Half a Hundred Herbs

Green Girl Crossing that adolescent threshold into a more than rational universe, I found myself among herbs – leaves of jade, glass-green, ice-grey, and smells that open doors – a ghost of lemon, breath of mint, the bitter medicinal tang of yarrow, rosemary – a scent of pine and dust and memory – and the…
Read more

December 11, 2013 0

Chrys Salt and Sheila Templeton

Chrys Salt’s new pamphlet Home Front /Front Line was launched at the Scottish Poetry Library on Saturday. I missed it, as I was in Liverpool visting family, but I did hear Chrys read from it at the Callander Poetry Weekend back in September. It is published by Roncadora Press, and is a mix of Chrys…
Read more

December 4, 2013 2