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Dandelion

November 18, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me


dandelions

say their hello and adieu

yellow song tinted scarlet

apologizing to garish sky

for stealing light from bending grass.

when I crouched by overgrown dandelions

under evergreen sky

my hidden height was smaller than a dandelion.

dandelion savior preaches the meadow  

dandelion stems break under my fingers

dandelion pollen explodes from my breath

a power so much greater than mine

is the power inside the dandelion—

thousands of gray white dots

contain a hundred million worlds

none overlooked, none insignificant

each seed going to harvest by new lips, new fingers

dandelions kiss the sky and solemnly drift into space

like a mourner showing his sympathetic face

for a few hours—

oh, you’ve only begun

dandelion reflection of the sun

dandelion prophecies hold the future

tell the unwelcome ones

to blossom like flowers.


The author's comments:

I love seeing the dandelions in spring; it's one advantage to being alive.


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Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Nov. 28 2021 at 9:08 am
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

Whoops.

on Nov. 28 2021 at 9:06 am
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

idk how else to interpret that sentance.

on Nov. 28 2021 at 9:05 am
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

"it's one advantage to being alive."

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Nov. 28 2021 at 9:03 am
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

How did my dandelion poem make you think I was suicidal?

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Nov. 28 2021 at 9:02 am
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

No, no, no. Thanks for your concern, tho. I did read the article just now, it's great.

on Nov. 28 2021 at 8:54 am
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

this is what i tried to email you.
TeenInk.com/fiction/all/article/240286/Dear-Death

on Nov. 28 2021 at 8:53 am
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

...are you feeling suicidal?