Dandelion

May 26, 2009
By Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"If one will scoff at the study of language, how, save in terms of language, will one scoff?" - Mario Pei
"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." Isaac Asimov


A weed, they call it.
That circle of thin yellow petals,
So carefully and intricately layered,
Pointing skyward at it's heart.

A weed, they call it.
That miracle of evolution,
That cheerful blossom,
So beautifully detailed.

A weed, they call it,
Which graces our lawns in multitudes,
But I've studied it closely,
Marveled at it's fragile beauty.

A weed, they call it!
I know better.


The author's comments:
I once spent half an hour studying a dandelion, and thanking God for such beauty in the world. I do not know why we consider dandelions a weed, and get rid of them, when grass is a weed, and dandelions are gorgeous. Look closely for beauty in the world. It's everywhere.

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on Dec. 29 2009 at 2:27 pm
Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
26 articles 0 photos 493 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If one will scoff at the study of language, how, save in terms of language, will one scoff?" - Mario Pei
"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." Isaac Asimov

Thanks so much!

on Dec. 27 2009 at 3:17 pm
AndThisIsReal PLATINUM, Broadalbin, New York
31 articles 0 photos 81 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dans chaque fil il y a un debut.

By the way I've added this to my favorites because its truly lovely.

on Oct. 15 2009 at 9:18 am
AndThisIsReal PLATINUM, Broadalbin, New York
31 articles 0 photos 81 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dans chaque fil il y a un debut.

This is fantastic.

Its so true and so well written. :)

Jennax3 SILVER said...
on Aug. 20 2009 at 6:26 pm
Jennax3 SILVER, Palos Verdes Estates, California
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This left a smile on my face! The last line is fantastic. This poem is beautiful, and dandelions are too :]

on Aug. 19 2009 at 6:02 pm
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670

Wow, I love it! I love dandelions too and my boyfriends laughs when I pick them and put them behind my ear :) Great job. I love this poem and I love the form! It's great! Keep it up! I'm going to catch up on reading some of your work, I hope you'll come by and read some of my new stuff too! Keep up the great work! 5 stars :)

on Jul. 24 2009 at 3:39 am
Hay_Wire PLATINUM, Independence, Missouri
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oh my gosh!! i love dandelions perfect poem

on Jun. 24 2009 at 6:33 pm
Blue-eyed_Hippy-chick, Barry, Texas
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Very nice. Love it. They are beautiful flowers. And they grow everywhere. What could be better?

Fangz PLATINUM said...
on Jun. 15 2009 at 1:02 pm
Fangz PLATINUM, Ware, Massachusetts
37 articles 15 photos 108 comments

Favorite Quote:
In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas.

I totally agree. It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes; "The only difference between a weed and a flower is a judgement."

on Jun. 12 2009 at 12:07 am
RheaD.Ravenfinger BRONZE, Juneau, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
1 Corinthians 13:4-8

S.t.S! I love dandelions too! But I guess I've never told you that. Anyway I love your poem Inkspired! I consider them a flower, not a weed. Love your poem! I have more poems up if you want to look at them.

on Jun. 9 2009 at 6:16 pm
Kay Matthews PLATINUM, Bolton, Massachusetts
29 articles 17 photos 6 comments
great last line. This poem to me is the dark horse of your poetry. With simplistic wit and excellent diction.

on Jun. 8 2009 at 10:22 pm
AppleFox SILVER, Whitby ON, Other
5 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
never give up on something you can't go a day without thinking about

I also think this poem is very good

you really make that dandelion sound beautiful

(Tiina)

on Jun. 8 2009 at 4:13 am
FreakyEyed DIAMOND, Juneau, Alaska
53 articles 29 photos 111 comments

Favorite Quote:
"This, too, will pass."

WOW! You are the first person who agrees with me on that! I ADORE dandelions! I ADORE THEM! Your poem is simple--- touching, and very beautiful. :) Five stars!

on Jun. 7 2009 at 2:59 am
windswift DIAMOND, Arvada, Colorado
80 articles 0 photos 91 comments

Favorite Quote:
let it burn, suffering teaches the soul; let it grow, love nourishes the heart.

i give this poem a four oput of five.


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