Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Tuesday, 14 May 2013

The European Mentality.

The husband of a notorious
British Prime Minister
declared unending war
on daisies - hence
on the insects that thrive with them.

I shudder to think of his reaction
to butterfly-attracting nettles, feral buddleja
and rampant, bee-friendly rosebay-willowherb
so named because both flowers and leaves resemble those
of the toxic oleander, known in France as 'laurier-rose'
and formerly in England as 'rose-bay'
— also called fireweed because,
after London's great conflagration
it was the first flower (or 'garden pest')
to rise from the incineration
and dance ruddily upon the devastation.

(But I have digressed...)

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