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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

Putting Yourself in Hope’s Way

I’ve had a weird year. I’m not going into it. Some things have succeeded beyond my wildest dreams, somethings have crashed and burned, some things drag dully on till you don’t know if you can go on dealing with them (the post about the central heating fiasco will probably appear in the New Year when…
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December 31, 2012 4

Happy Christmas Everyone

Welcome to our clean, tidy and very cold house. After much angst, time on the phone and three visits from our engineer, we still don’t have reliable central heating, but we do have an open fire, a working cooker and an immersion heater, so we will be counting our blessings and enjoying each other’s company…
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December 24, 2012 1

The Week of Starting Over

It’s done. Everything clean and fresh and full of light. Books and pictures back. Some things moved around a little. And some things back where they were. It’s not so different, but it’s calmer, simpler, more serene. As I hope next year will be. A few new followers have recently joined up – you are…
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December 11, 2012 0

Two Winter Haikus

fifteen long-tailed titstrapezing on the birch stemscatching December sun dark wings against the snowtwo buzzards circle, harvestingthe dead of winter


December 4, 2012 0

To Infinity and Beyond

A quiet week on the blog, life’s complicated. And today we are being upgraded to infinity and beyond, so no internet access this morning. Back soon!


November 22, 2012 0

On Not Having a Dream

On the Lúcháir page, there’s a heading Heart Mind and Spirit. In permaculture terms this area is known as Zone 00 (0 is your house, 1 is garden 2 is where you keep animals, 3 is arable crops 4 harvested woodland and 5 conservation open ground) or, sometimes, the ‘controversial Zone 00’. Permaculture is an…
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November 8, 2012 0

The week We Cleared the Pond

This year, the pond mostly looked like this – a bit flowery, but mostly overgrown, and frankly out of control. So last week we spent a whole morning clearing, dividing and repotting. And now it looks like this – The inhabitants were very surprised. There was a bit of an autumn clean-up going on in…
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August 29, 2012 3

Stravaig – call for submissions

Stravaig, the on-line journal of the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics, is looking for submissions for our second edition. We are looking for poems, essays and artwork on the theme of Coast to Coast. Please consult the Centre’s website for the kind of work we are looking for. Submissions should be sent to burnedthumb@gmail.com by 30th…
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August 28, 2012 0

The Peregrine by J A Baker

I struggled with this book, and didn’t even finish it, mostly because I was reading it in bed last thing at night, and I could never find the place I’d stopped last time. It wasn’t that the writing was bad – on the contrary, it was often stratlingly beautiful in a by Ted Hughes out…
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August 22, 2012 0