is a concept constructed by Wordsworth – you know – the guy who was preoccupied with waving daffodils, or was that crowds of someone waving…
Until a couple of weeks ago, that was all I actually knew about the Poet. Apart from him having lived in Alfoxdon and having a mate called
Chatterton, Coleridge, who owned a National Trust cottage, which was a pub, before the villagers clubbed together and bought it – presumably to preserve the historic nature of their High Street – or to stop competition cuz there is a bigger pub opposite.
I don’t know – I am waffling here. As you can see my knowledge was scanty about the guy and his place in history.
As an aside, a few years back now, I had tried to buy a house in Spaxton, Holt. Hadn’t realised at the time that it was the Quantock Weavers’ cottage, simply because that wasn’t one of my interests. I remember someone commenting that Wordsworth lived down road. But as the bloke selling had forgotten he had left a wife living in the house I had just made an offer on, it was not to be – four kids, himself and her would have made life a little overcrowded. Mind you it could have sorted out the problems with bedroom tax.
Oh and there is a Poets Walk in Clevedon, not sure which or who walked there and something to do with a pig sty (literally, not metaphoric !!)recently identified as the house where inspiration was to be found comes into my train of thought here…
See I knew more than I gave myself credit for – but what I knew was quite a jumble and not really based on fact.
Now Shakespeare – I am a fan of him – well not really, I haven’t got a clue about him – the geezer who wrote the plays, but I am a fan of the brand and don’t really care who wrote what, where and when. I just enjoy the plays and the sonnets for themselves. They give me a glimpse into the period, the language which shapes our media and communication today and generally tell a thumping good tale – or two. A study of human nature which despite the centuries which pass varies not a lot.
I have wondered off… back to old Wordsworth….
I have had my eyes opened over the last couple of weeks. I am studying a Future Learn course – which is free and non-obligatory deadlines, about the man himself. I am now hooked…
Future Learn – not too late to sign up for this and many other relevant courses to get the brain cells tingling during the Autumn Evenings.
Spots of Time – you will then discover what I am on about – a concept I wish I had come across years ago.
What else am I doing? Learning to Tat – don’t ask…….
Oh and have a healthy fascination for horse shoe shapes….