Melting A Dandelion’s Heart

02 Aug

               The lawn was mowed. But she,

                              the dandelion, takes center stage.

                                             The bee’s first nectar of spring,

Bright yellow color and sturdy display;

Stubborn and brave.


Flowering  delicate silver seeds

               Embraced by the breeze, sends her offsprings

                              High into the air, without argument, to land in-between

Blades of grass, hiding in the green of night,

To grow in the bright of day.


Not so stubborn and still very brave.


I lean against her slender body,

               After dismounting my cricket,

                              Allowing me her shade.

I tune his wings, as she bends ever so slightly

To listen to our serenade.


Not so stubborn, trustingly brave.


Posted by on August 2, 2015 in Love, Poetry


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19 responses to “Melting A Dandelion’s Heart

  1. Sherri B.

    August 2, 2015 at 11:48 am

    What a beautiful feeling this evokes…wonderful writing! Oof.


  2. Sherry Blue Sky

    August 2, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Your title actually melted MY heart and made me smile. I adore this poem, love how stubbornly brave she is, determined to evade the lawnmower and shine her brightness……..and how I love the closing line – not so stubborn, trustingly brave.- as one needs to be, in this old world. Gorgeous poem, my friend.


  3. sanaa rizvi

    August 2, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    This is absolutely magical 🙂


  4. Mary

    August 2, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    The dandelion does know how to steal the show!! We humans can learn lessons from the dandelion, i think.


  5. Donna@Living From Happiness

    August 2, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    You had me at ‘melting a dandelions heart’….I knew this would be filled with imagery and whimsy…never disappointed as we ride the cricket amongst the bright and beautiful dandelions….such a maligned flower.


  6. The Real Cie

    August 2, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    What a lovely story! I’ve always liked dandelions myself. Never understood the lengths folks go to in order to eradicate them. I find them beautiful.
    Thanks for visiting me at Dark Hearts Love Too.


  7. gillena

    August 2, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    A lovely ode to this fascinating weed. Pretty. Chameleon, and medicinal

    Thanks for dropping in at my Sunday Lime today

    Much love…


  8. Myrna Rosa

    August 2, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    This is beautiful. Love how you make the dandelion a brave star. Wonderful writing here!


  9. Grace

    August 2, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Sweet write ~


  10. Sumana Roy

    August 2, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    she is brave and magical…i sooo love the title…


  11. C.C.

    August 2, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    She is magical and so is your poem 🙂


  12. dsnake1

    August 2, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    standing tall in the mowed lawn, that’s brave! 🙂


  13. Panchali

    August 3, 2015 at 8:41 am

    “lowering delicate silver seeds

    Embraced by the breeze, sends her offsprings

    High into the air, without argument, to land in-between” Brilliant! Just like how the dandelions disperse with a sudden yet firm kiss of the wind,Smiles..Loved it.


  14. Jae Rose

    August 3, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Stubborn and brave are good qualities to hold if you want to thrive in this world


  15. Torie

    August 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    You reeled me right in with your title alone 🙂 Loved this ZQ. It’s very sweet 🙂


  16. glmeisner

    August 3, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Ha romancing a dandelion. I like this ode to the flower most treated like a weed


  17. Loredana Donovan

    August 3, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    You sure did capture the dandelion’s heart! What a sweet metaphor for falling in love 🙂


  18. kaykuala h

    August 6, 2015 at 8:58 am

    How yellow dandelions can mesmerize the human heart as much as the busy bee. Captured it very well ZQ!



  19. gailatthefarm

    August 18, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    I searched for one word for this and all I could find was Perfect!

    Thanks for visiting.



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