Why Mouse and Muse?
The Mouse and Muse site is a bit like a virtual cupboard – but one which I can keep tidier than most real cupboards. I’m using it to store information about my writing and other work as well as taking the opportunity to keep a blog, when I feel like it. ‘The Mouse and the Muse’ was the title of a book I wrote many years ago to explore the creative use of computer technology in the teaching of English. It seems a neat way to combine the technical with the imaginative, so I’ve hung on to it.
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Some reflections on books and writing as well as some interesting people and places.
This replaces the ‘Mouse and Muse too’ blog and starts afresh!
Poetry is not there to be studied and dissected but to be read, heard and, most of all, written – and this applies especially to children and young adults!.
Outdoor entertainment is the name of the game at the moment. In spite of variable weather, Snake Davis managed to put on several outdoor concerts in the grounds of a local village hall. And in the grounds of a much larger Hall, the sculpture exhibition proved a big attraction. You can get as close to them as you like – just don’t touch.
Quite far, is the answer. But worth the journey to see Glamis, Dunninald and Pitmuies gardens, as well as a stunning coastline with picture-book harbours.
I’m contributing a poem for inclusion in this anthology about you-know-what. It’s a parody of (or rather, a tribute to) Edward Thomas’s ‘Adlestrop’. You can find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/togetherbehindfourwalls/posts/130491708680654?__tn__=-R
The garden has been our refuge and solace over the past weeks / months. But on Wednesday we finally broke out of our cocoon and, like butterflies, migrated to Harlow Carr, where we landed safely.
Spring has well and truly come and the garden is flourishing. Here are some of the blossoms that I photographed a couple of days ago…