Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dandelion


Some will tell you crocuses are heralds true of spring
Others say that tulips showing buds are just the thing
Point to peonies, say when magnolia blossoms show
I look forward to the sight of other flowers though
Cultivate your roses, grow your orchids in the dark
Plant your posies row on row and stink up the whole park
The flower that's my favorite kind is found throughout the land
A wilting, yellow dandelion, clutched in a grubby hand.
 ~ Larry Tilander~