Sunday, 13 March 2011

Smashing fun at the bottle bank

 More spring cleaning - resulting in a happy time at the recycling centre.

It's so SATISFYING smashing bottles, while at the same time feeling that you're doing something GOOD (while at the same time feeling slightly guilty that you've accumulated so many in such a short space of time without even the excuse of hosting a party for at least sixty seven people)

 Wendy Cope is one of my favourite poets. Here's what this morning brought to mind:

A Green Song
to sing at the bottle bank

(from Serious Concerns)

One green bottle,
Drop it in the bank
Ten green bottles,
What a lot we drank
Heaps of bottles
And yesterday's a blank
But we'll save the planet,
tinkle, tinkle, clank!

We've got bottles -
Nice, percussive trash
Bags of bottles
Cleaned us out of cash
Empty bottles,
We love to hear them smash
And we'll save the planet
tinkle, tinkle, crash!