July 5, 2017

The Dancing Dandelion


Oh golden glory
My dear slender tender
Your gracious swaying
Brims me with wonder
Like a ballerina in the ballroom
You, in your dainty way
Make me adore you more, day after day




The little lad comes and rubs his cheeks
against your furry golden delight
The brook stops to get a sneak
of your delicate rhythmic dance
Travelers, artists and poets are astounded
by your intense calmness

By representing the sun, moon and stars
you connect with the celestial bodies
making us ponder about the gross and the subtle
rekindling the thoughts of questioning our own existence

By depicting withering as a beautiful process
You strengthen people invoking hope
You shine along with the blazing sun
and show the way for a brighter perspective
yet to the chosen few, who have an eye to see this glory


Note to the reader: The dandelion is the only flower that represents the 3 celestial bodies of the sun, moon and stars. The yellow flower resembles the sun, the puff ball resembles the moon and the dispersing seeds resemble the stars.