Month: January 2016

Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

Grounded Poets

I have a poem called ‘Grounded’ in which I talk about the state of the soil round here, the flat waterlogged fields – which are by no means as sterile and inhospitable as they were when I wrote it five years ago – and the rich silty loam over clay in our gardens, which has…
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January 29, 2016 0

Winter Settles In

A House for Winter The sky opens blue windows between shutters of grey cloud. Winter peers in. Brittle sunshine slants between skeletonised trees, thin relict leaves at twig tips. A breath of frost melts on the cold frame, split curls of seedpods glued to the glass. The dark glassy river is choked with panes of…
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January 21, 2016 0

And Other Poems

This is a poem that was born in the crucible of all last year’s drama, finishing up with the Paris bombings. It meant a lot to me, and I hoped it could find a home somewhere special. And it has. I am very honoured that the wonderful poet and editor  Josephine Corcoran has included it…
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January 15, 2016 2

In the Margin by AC Clarke

In the Margin Published by Cinnamon Press ISBN 978-1-909077-95-9 I have always liked AC Clarke’s poetry. It’s clever, detached, witty, observant and meticulously crafted. But in this collection, something seems to have happened. The subjects are familiar – the small grotesque creatures, obscure characters from history or and objects from museums are still here, wild…
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January 13, 2016 0

Haggard Herbs

I think this is lesser skullcap, which I found growing wild on a grass verge near the local cinema. It’s on a narrow strip of land above a steep bank down to the river, too narrow for anyone to build on, and I’ve found plants there I’ve never seen anywhere else. In parts of Ireland,…
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January 8, 2016 0