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