Tag Archives: #Mouse

Mouse Haiku

Small, with a long tale,

that it tells to its children

on cold Winter nights.

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マウス俳句

小さく、長い物語があり、

それが子供たちに伝えること

寒い冬の夜に。

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Mausu haiku

chīsaku, nagai monogatari ga ari, sore ga

kodomo-tachi ni tsutaeru koto

samui fuyunoyo ni.

The Dandelion and the lonely Mouse

One fine day,

towards the end of May,

Mouse was just wandering lonely,

‘like a cloud’ thought Mouse,

when all at once she spied

a Dandelion.

‘When is a lion

not a lion?’ asked Mouse,

of no-one in particular.

‘When it is a Dandelion.’

came a voice from above.

‘What is a ‘Dandelion?’

asked Mouse, ‘if it pleases you to tell me’ –

for Mouse was a very polite mouse.

‘I, am a dandelion.’ said the voice.

‘As any young mouse should know.’

Mouse looked up at the golden flower,

marvelling at the beauty.

‘I’m sorry,’ said Mouse, ‘but I never went to Mouse School, and so I don’t know many things.’

‘Ah!’ said the Dandelion, ‘I never went to school, either; but, I talk to all the creatures

that pass by, and learn about the wide world from them.’

‘I don’t know any creatures, and nobody ever talks to me.’ said Mouse sadly – a tear in her eye..

‘I am talking to you’, said the Dandelion, ‘and I can be your friend. I will tell you of all the things that I have been told.’

Mouse looked up at Dandelion, with a different tear in her eye. ‘Could you? Would you? That would be so nice of you.’

Dandelion looked fondly at the Mouse, ‘I am only here for a short time – much shorter than your time will be – so I shall firstly tell you the names of all the birds and other creatures of flight, the insects, flowers, and the growing things that are nearby, then you can say hello to them by their names, and they will also talk to you.’

‘Thank you.’ said Mouse.

And the lesson began.

Releasing Colin Dexter.

Releasing Colin Dexter.

Colin Dexter,

to my knowledge,

was not a great texter

when he went to college

(mostly due to the fact

that mobile phones they lacked)

but he did write a lot

not about Camelot

but crime a lot.

He lived near to Oxford

and had a local fish shop

that he frequently frequented,

near to Summertown.

Anyway,

he

is not the Colin Dexter

that I am talking about.

Colin Dexter (the Mouse)

visited our house late one night

(or early one morning)

courtesy of Rosie the Cat.

We rescued little Colin,

made sure he was well,

treated him as one of the family.

But, a wild creature

should be returned to the wild,

and so, today,

I released Colin Dexter

(and Ellis Peters –

who Rosie the Cat

had brought home for a game of Tag this morning)

back into the wild.

Fate thee well

and enjoy your lives

Colin and Ellis.

Another Mouse Bites the Cheese!

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Another mouse bites the cheese!

The News: Mouse Bites Cheese!
Headline News? Well, maybe not;
For mice do not read
The mouse obituaries
Searching for lost family.

2am Mouse Haiku #Haiku

Mouse, not Moose!

Mouse, not Moose!

2am Mouse

Mouse. Definitely!
Rosie Cat has a playmate;
Tom and Jerry time!

I capture said mouse;
Release him safely anon;
Away from the house.

He got on a train
Going to Cheeseborough;
Third class ticket mouse.

I didn’t tell him
That there was no cheese there, now
But, there had been… once.