Dandelion days


A field or a lawn of bright
       dancing dandelions
their Latin name Taraxacum
       comes from the Persian
but for the Swedes
       they are wormroses maskros
how many people know that
       and what does it matter ?

As children we counted them
       and when they’d gone to seed
we plucked them and puffed
       on the puffballs sending the seeds
flying into the warm summer air
       O the enchanted delights
of our sweet dandelion days
       never forgotten never to return

John Lyons


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