Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Dandelion Dreams


If we didn't know dandelions were weeds,
would we love their sunny faces?



If we didn't know they were invasive,
would we stare in wonder 
at fields of yellow?



If we didn't know they'd keep coming back,
would we let them be?



If we didn't try so hard to be rid of them,
would we appreciate their tenacity?



If we didn't know they were weeds,
would we love their transformation 
into blow balls of seed?

3 comments:

Gwen Buchanan said...

Lovely to ponder. I think we would be happy when they made their appearance. They really don't last that long. Maybe we could learn something from them.

Carol Steel said...

I read in today's news that tea made from the roots of dandelions (spring or autumn) may contain cancer-reducing properties. Perhaps they are worth more than we've guessed.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Yes, I believe we have cures and good things all around us that we have been lead to believe are merely weeds. (How else would big pharmaceutical com. make money).