THE CUT

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MOMENTS IN POT CULTURE: THE DAISY

29th June 2018

Words by Jessica Peace

Your Gran might’ve sung this to you or maybe you heard it in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, but Harry Dacre’s 1892 song, ‘Daisy Bell’ has us all wanting to ride away on a ‘bicycle built for two’.

20th century family doctor and modernist poet William Carlos Williams laid down the lawn lover in literature like no one had before, ‘...But turn and turn, / the crisp petals remain / brief, translucent, greenfastened, / barely touching at the edges…’

On October 21st 1967, 100,000 hippies walked to the Pentagon where they sat for three days putting flowers in the barrels of guns and making daisy chains - FLOWER POWER MAYYYYN.