Friday, September 7, 2007

Anatomy of a Dandelion

From their vigorous roots (ask me how I know) to their ethereal seed heads; from their distinctive jagged leaves to the remedial qualities of their tea, there is much to admire about dandelions. For my part, I am drawn to the colour of dandelion flowers. When Diane announced the theme, I was immediately reminded of this poem by New Zealand poet Sam Hunt:


It is the yellow of
(guessed it) the

bees have
died for it, mis-
taking the sun.

That's how one
such story goes.
Yellow as that.

true, the story.

story about
dandelions and yellow
has got to be.

For you,
remember it. Be
ready to die for it.

Yellow as that.