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To A Dandelion
by Peter Paton
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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" Beauty is in the eye of the beholder "


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Little golden dandelion clinging to life

raised amongst the hedgerows

on sparse and shallow ground

some say you are a weed

and a misfit for their garden

I say you are a wonder

with your own unique display

you scrape a living way down below

and never give up the fight for life

your tap root reaches deep down below

where you'll always find precious water

you sparkle when the sun shines

and always give us such a treat

I am enamored by your beauty

bedazzled by your glow

your charms are surely magical

for one and all you show

such a splendour in array

you touch my very soul

and your courage is unmistakable

as you survive from day to day

I bless the Lord you came my way

and gladdened and lifted my heart

 

Copyright by Peter Paton 2006
To A Dandelion
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Reviewed by Regina Pounds 4/28/2006
Splendid, Peter! I so agree...here in the States, dandelion is considered a weed indeed and killed with chemicals...something I abhor. I love your poem and am sending you cyber dandelion wine to celebrate your spirit.

Gina
Reviewed by Blue Sleighty 4/28/2006
That was beautiful. Made me cry. Thank you for such a wonderful write.
Reviewed by jude forese 4/27/2006
i love walking through fields of dandelions in the summer ... looks like a galaxy of yellow stars ...



wonderful tribute to a beautiful flower ... ( and their leaves go great in a salad ;)
Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 4/27/2006
(((peter ))) beautiful, friend..Your compassion for God's rainbow life amazes me totaly, friend..It shows your beautiful soul and heart and we must have the healers on this earth, the intercessers for light and protection..archangels just follow you..
Peace and love from a dove, Jo
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/27/2006
A wonderful ode to a wonderful plant, Peter. To me, the dandelion is a powerful symbol of survival and of life. Thank you for this gift. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 4/27/2006
A very lovely write, always liked those strong little flowers.
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/27/2006
A marvelous ode to one of earth's far too many unappreciated life forms. I love gazing at a spring meadow chock full of these wondrous beauties. I've also been known to make a little dandelion wine!
Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight* Authors & Creations 4/27/2006
Dear Peter, I'm so happy to read this glowing ode to the beautiful dandelion - while basking in their view, as they dapple the meadows beyond my window. In flower essence therapy, dandelion is used to ease muscular tension and pain. Our horses and their humans here... :0)... are grateful beneficiaries of its healing properties - and of so many more generous gifts of nature, not always obvious and sometimes misunderstood. Thank you for sharing this glorious view!
Love&Light*
Alexandra*
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/27/2006
Great offering Peter!!
Dandelion my second name...Oops!!
I think I know what it feels like to be a Dandelion...even stinks a little...but a powerful fragrance... her leaves will keep fleas away...lols!!

Love Tinka :) Dandelion
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/26/2006
Peter this is precious! It shows that when we have a heart for true love we can extend it to all of Creator's creation! The dandeiion is a great example for all the reasons you mentioned.Thanks you!

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/26/2006
Yup so true, but have you or do you blow those seeds away too? The buttercup is cool too, you find out who likes cheese, lol
Reviewed by ROCK-Salt! Proctor 4/26/2006
Thr same appriciation can be felt for all the little ones, God speaks of and protects yet , admires for the suvival instincts and the tenacity to bloom among the chokiung crowds. Good write. Art
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/26/2006
Rave on you dandelion pervert . . . er . . . lover! LOL Just kidding. JUST kidding. Nice poem.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/26/2006
Peter,

The lowly dandelion gets no respect...until now, in your beautiful words. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 4/26/2006
This is a medicinal weed...steeped into a tea is nourishing and healthy. I recall picking the Dandelions and placing one under the chin of siblings and friends. If a yellow shadow showed up it meant the person loved butter. Dandelions are definitely part of folk culture and a great choice for you to write about.
Thanks Peter!
Susan
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/26/2006
Wonderful write, Peter; I love the dandelion! Very well done; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :D



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