(An Ode to) THAT DANDELION!

Much has been said

of the dandelion

too lowly, so pretty

too weedy, so tasty.

Such a nuisance

on smooth grass

Goes so well

with the lettuce.

Whichever side of the fence you’re on

regarding these dandelions –

they brighten up

the naked earth

they serve up a feast

while other flowers still sleep.

And so, accept this fact –

nature itself

rewards this flower

by scattering its seeds

when its time’s o’er

that more of its kind

will greet spring

as heralds go

before their king.

_________________

I guess I have too much time to take all of these pictures – just of the dandelion, and to make a silly poem. Β I just hope that the dandelion will be honored by my humble little homage, honored enough that it can forgive me for wanting it to be mowed out of our backyard. πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoy this little silliness and the pictures as I enjoyed writing the words and taking the photographs. πŸ™‚ Β You can mouse over the photos and click for bigger pictures.

May you find your inspiration to be fun-silly today. Β Have a great day.

~Imelda

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12 comments

  1. I really like that life cycle picture of the dandelion’s stages in its flowering life! Very well done! If it weren’t such a ferocious grower, it actually is kind of pretty! Thanks for sharing!

    • Sandra, thanks a lot for dropping by and for the comment. Yeah, that’s my complain about the dandelion – they will takeover everything if you let them. HAve you tried them as food?

      • I’m pretty sure I have eaten them before, although not in foods that I have prepared. I don’t think I know how to use them. Do you?

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