Onions, pretty in a bunch /a poem

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BBC news has warned today that daffodils can be mistaken for Chinese vegetable and if eaten are poisonous!

Following a reference, of course, to Wordsworth by the poet Ian McMillan; here’s my version:

Onions, pretty in a bunch

I wandered lonely as a cloud

when, a flock of onions

appeared and called aloud:

Behold! our sunny golden hue

We’ll taste so sweet in a stew

or with pickle and hunks of cheese

Take a bite – our taste will please.

Aha, I thought and paused and settled down

upon that verdant rain’ed ground.

Their scented flowers led me astray.

I dug one up and munched away.

Alas! it was a daffodil, ahhh…

I am feeling rather   ill….

by Elizabeth Haley-Wood

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