Wily Dandelion

“Wily Dandelion”

Brazen little bursts of light
Upon my grasses grow
So many see you as a blight
But why, I’ll never know

You visit me in springtime
And stay the summer through
You sweetly lay before my eyes
Your bright and yellow hue

Sometimes I look upon you
And find you’ve changed your dress
To play the silly tricks you do
That baffle and impress

Delicate and feathery
Your puffy white delights
And beckons me to blow on thee
To send in drifting flight

I watch you rise, kiss the sky
Then gently fall to earth
And blossom golden where you lie
To spread your merry mirth

About this poem

I’ve always been delighted by the pretty dandelion flower. Many see her as a weed, a nuisance. But I think she’s magical.

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Written on August 23, 2023

Submitted by susan.brumel on March 03, 2024

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Susan Mayer Brumel

I am a retired hospice social worker, who began writing poems about 2 years ago. I am married, a mom of two sons, a Bernese Mountain Dog, and grandma of two grandchildren who are the loves of my life. A lover of all animals and most people, I enjoy spending time in nature, long walks, and reading Pablo Neruda, Blake, William Carlos Williams, James Joyce, Mary Oliver, Emily Dickinson, Maya Angelou, Leonard Cohen, and more. Baudelaire tells us to ‘be drunk’ on something every day; I am drunk on poetry and intend never to be sober! more…

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  • Symmetry60
    Perfectly and smooth as butter. This had perfect flow and was extremely well written.
    LikeReply2 months ago
  • npirandy
    This is a good one Sue! I remember when our boys were little. They would bring my wife a bouquet of dandelions in the spring.
    LikeReply 12 months ago


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