Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

A Gowk Storm

After the warm lovely days, came frost and snow and hail. Somehow, things kept on growing.

We had Easter with all our children and our grand-daughter.

Then several of us got sick. In the north-east, a sudden spell of harsh weather in spring is sometimes called a ‘gowk (or cuckoo) storm’. When it’s over you know that spring is established, and summer is on its way. The first apple blossom is happening now, and the avenue of ornamental cherries is just beginning to shake out its pink frills, but today the wind is in the east, and I spend time by the fire, waiting for my energy to come back.

Soon! Soon!






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