Month: August 2014

Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

Half a Hundred Herbs Week 30 – Southernwood

This plant is hard to find in the jungle that is my rose bed. I should think it will need to come forward, between the roses, where it will get more light. It is one of those Mediterranean herbs with fine aromatic leaves that like poor dry soil and sulk in the wet. It doesn’t…
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August 20, 2014 0

Picking up the Threads

It’s a fortnight since I’ve posted anything on this blog, and even longer since I’ve added any herbs. Blogposts are piling up – southernwood, oregano and marigolds, and reviews of Niall Campbell’s Moontide and Richie McCaffery’s Cairnare all owing, as well as updates on poems from the new collection which will be out in the…
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August 19, 2014 0

Anniversary Poem for the Great War

Ok I’ve cracked and it’s only ten o’clock. here is the story of the only guy I ever knew who was in the First World War. War Hero to Me He was no child’s idea of a war hero, quiet and polite, inclined to be grumpy, stumping along with his stick and his thick old…
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August 4, 2014 0