SPRING CHILDREN (for Travel Theme: Youngsters)

Dandelion boydandelion sprays
children picked for their mother
beyond magical


G Dandelion

I do not know what it is with dandelions, but my children just love them.  They pick up the blooms one by one and when their hands are full, they run screaming and proudly offer to me their bounty. 🙂  When that happens, I am always reminded of  this poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay:

Love in the Open Hand

Not in a silver casket cool with pearls
Or rich with red corundum or with blue,
Locked, and the key withheld, as other girls
Have given their loves, I give my love to you;
Not in a lovers’-knot, not in a ring
Worked in such fashion, and the legend plain—
Semper fidelis, where a secret spring
Kennels a drop of mischief for the brain:
Love in the open hand, no thing but that,
Ungemmed, unhidden, wishing not to hurt,
As one should bring you cowslips in a hat
Swung from the hand, or apples in her skirt,
I bring you, calling out as children do:
“Look what I have!—And these are all for you.”

Happy week to all of you. 🙂



10 thoughts on “SPRING CHILDREN (for Travel Theme: Youngsters)

      1. Oh I don’t know… I think I might draw the line at cooking them, I’ll just leave them on the window sill, lol! 🙂

      2. We tried it once – the flowers were a little chewy, but not too bad. I just had to get used to the idea that I was eating a dandelion.

        On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 11:59 PM, MY WALL wrote:


  1. Such a heartwarming poem you shared, and you wrote a great haiku of your own. I love dandelions too – love bright colours and these flowers always look so cheery. How can one not notice that feel a bit uplifted 🙂 Wishing you a good week ahead 🙂

    1. You are so right. I might be condescending about dandelions sometimes, but the sight of them does make me happy. He, it’s spring after all. 🙂

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