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Driving out Daisies

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Dylan di Vilde
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Driving out Daisies

Post by Dylan di Vilde » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:11 pm

If you’re thinking of scrimping and saving
to replace your front lawn with block paving
‘cos your parking space then will be double
and nature’s just far too much trouble,

just think as you rip up the turf
what your project will do to the Earth.
And if you’re considering decking
just think of the lives you’ll be wrecking:

from wriggling invertebrates to creatures with wings
- all sorts of multi-limbed, dark, crawly things
inter-reliant for growing and feeding
all part of the circle of living and breeding.

That wonder of nature will no longer be
when your garden resembles an NCP.
You may be content with the landscape you’ve got
as you plonk down a lone token plant in a pot

but the birds and the bees will have packed up and fled
their natural habitat sterile and dead.
But you’re happy your car is parked right by the door
and you won’t have to mow that old lawn any more.
 
And onward and wide the development spreads
as mowers and shears lie rusting in sheds
and even those people professing to care
are probably thinking: There’s plenty to spare.

But in time you may wonder and think that it’s weird
how the birds flew away and the bees disappeared.
Then the skies will be silent and no plant or tree
will be left in the wastes of the vast concrete sea.



 
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ajduclos
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Re: Driving out Daisies

Post by ajduclos » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:43 pm

Amen, Dylan - you speak my heart..........
Aj 

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Gyppo
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Re: Driving out Daisies

Post by Gyppo » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:04 pm

As they say in sale adverts.  "When it's gone, it's gone."

Here's the same message in a different form from 1968.  I was a little surprised how easy it was to find this song after all the years since I first heard a purely acoustic version of it at a folk club.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB_O3JaVQyY

Gyppo
I've been writing ever since I realised I could.  Storytelling since I started talking.  Poetry however comes and goes  ;-)

Dylan di Vilde
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Re: Driving out Daisies

Post by Dylan di Vilde » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:21 pm

Thanks Gyppo, some still haven't got the message.
Sweepings from the Factory Floor – a new volume of poems available now at https://www.feedaread.com/profiles/10661/

poet-e
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Re: Driving out Daisies

Post by poet-e » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:13 pm

Dig what your saying, but wonder if a diff persona (e.g., from grass/daisies/concrete's perspective)'d make it more unique.

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