This week I want us to look, ponder, consider and write poems about Dandelions.
I have a confession, I love Dandelions, and to me there is something beautiful and wonderful about a field or small corner bursting with these glorious flowers.
Even their name is wonderful – ‘Lion's Tooth’ what a fantastic name for this flower.
So what do you see when you look at a field of Dandelions, as the saying goes: -
When you look at a field of dandelions you can either see a hundred weeds or a hundred wishes.
Wishes or weeds? What do you see?
Or it might be a miracle of creation – ‘The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common. If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world.’
Let’s look at creation with new eyes, see the beauty of the common, enjoy the glory of the familiar.
‘If only dreams could be reality, that beautiful garden of sweet-smelling roses we all long for. But reality for me is no such bed of roses. It is nothing but a field of unwanted dandelions’- From the thoughts of Annabelle Fancher”
Life of full of pictures and dreams, hopes and aspirations, do we long for a rose, but cherish a dandelion?
This week just sit back, take a deep breath and write from your heart, Write how you feel about the Lion’s Tooth, the wonderful, beautiful common Dandelion.