Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

Hearth Moon

How it started:

empty bookshelves

How it’s going

a big stack of boxes

Someone posted on Facebook today that this full moon is known as the Hearth Moon, which seems like a good moon under which to move to the Place of the Fire! We will be out of here next Monday, and this website will be getting a makeover. The shop will close tomorrow, and reopen on the 7th October (appropriately enough, National Poetry Day), but the website itself will be down for refurbishment from the 26th September to the 2nd October.

I will be at a last event in Stirling on the 26th September, taking part in One Weekend in Stirling. Because it is so close to the date of the move, I absolutely cannot afford to get pinged, so I will be last in, and first out, and will have to miss all the wonderful events on offer, but if you’re in Stirling, give the page a look – there is something for everyone here. And I want to take the opportunity to thank the wonderful people at WriteAngle who organise it, for all the joy they spread, and all the creativity they enable.

This is a farewell to the Territory of Rain, which has sheltered my family and my poetry for almost forty years. However, there’s a Scottish song that sums up how I feel right now:

We’re no awa tae bide awa’.
We’re no’ awa’ tae leave ye.
We’re no’ awa’ tae bide awa’,
We’ll aye come back and see ye!

big willow against snowy Ochil Hills






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