Tag Archives: winter

Seasons Greetings from the Hay Writers

Wishing all our wonderful website readers in 49 countries across the globe the very best of Seasonal Greetings from the beautiful Kingdom of Hay-on-Wye. Here’s a little frivolous Christmas fun which we hope raises a smile. Partridge in a Pear … Continue reading

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Frost and Fire

Notes from a ramble along the River Wye – 18/12/2017 ECvW We are currently living in a post-snow demi-thaw. Over-whelmed by last week’s heavy fall the broken trees and branches now rest upon their torn roots waiting to be collected. … Continue reading

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Slipping Seasons & Fiction Judge Announcement

Slipping Seasons No sooner have I remarked about where Summer has gone, then I find myself declaring the same about Autumn too; another season ‘goodbyed’ almost before I’ve had time to ‘hello’ it! In the Hay-on-Wye area we’ve enjoyed languidly … Continue reading

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The anticipation of a book launch …

Pick and Mix anthology update by Emma van Woerkom Suddenly, I hear boxes of books are arriving at the Hay Writers’ Circle HQ filled with glorious copies of our Pick and Mix anthology.  We are delighted and excited – book … Continue reading

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St. Valentine’s Muse – A Poem by ECvW

A couple of years ago I put a huge red heart in Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye. Attached to the heart was a bucket filled with chocolates and on it’s front, the poem typed below. It went down really really well – … Continue reading

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WORDS OF THE WEEK – The Hour of Frost – Poem ECvW

THE HOUR OF FROST. Savagely, in the Hour of Frost, Under a wintering Moon’s bite – The Night fissured, cracked clean across, Tearing Stars from their jagged flight And sealed them in the River’s skin All glist’ning white and frozen … Continue reading

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WORDS OF THE WEEK – Ringing The Changes by Juliet Foster

Ringing the Changes by Juliet Foster  It was past my bedtime, it was Christmas Eve. I went across the farmyard with my mother, the ground was hard, the stars were bright. We opened the stable door, and saw the horses … Continue reading

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WORDS OF THE WEEK – The School Nativity by Jo Jones

The School Nativity Miss James, form two, was casting the Nativity play.  It was early November yet she was already using the threat of “Father Christmas only brings toys for children who behave themselves” as a ploy to keep her … Continue reading

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WORDS OF THE WEEK – POEM – Autumn: Divorces by ECvW

Autumn: Divorces On our silent lips In darkness, We inhaled this Autumn Under starlight. Watching the past Decaying before us From our different perspectives. Then, holding each breath We dreamed, while Dawn ignited a world And frost caught fire Red … Continue reading

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WORDS OF THE WEEK – RASPBERRY PICKING – A SHORT STORY

  RASPBERRY PICKING by Emma van Woerkom  Between the ages of 10 and 14; too young to get a  summer holiday job in the kitchens of the local pubs, but old enough for that need of being away from home … Continue reading

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