Plastic Daffodils Poem by Martin Swords

Martin Swords

Tiglin, Wicklow, Ireland

Plastic Daffodils



I wandered lonely as a prayer
Along the monks path by the Glendasan
When all at once around a rocky bend
I saw a sight afloat to make me take a stand
A host of plastic bottles thrown away
Waving their caps and labels o’er the land
I often think in solitude so grand,
For all their cheap and handy ways
Discarded plastic bottles of today
Are simply just too big a price to pay
And then my heart with sorrow fills
A refuse sack with plastic rubbish daffodils


Martin Swords February 2009

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Jasmin Whyte 26 May 2009

so sad and so true. Plastic daffodils................what would Wordsworth make of those eh? Thank you.

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anurag duggal 13 March 2009

haha wordsworth would be proud of this adaptation lovely write indeed :))

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Sandra Martyres 13 March 2009

Very topical...the environmentalists will take their hats off to you..Great poem in todays plastic world...

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Martin Swords

Tiglin, Wicklow, Ireland
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