bold as dandelions
we bloom, too, in this bright heat
explode like small suns
Nice! bold, bright, bloom – beautiful sound effects created by the alliteration. Bold, bloom, heat, explode – beautiful – and have all the beauty of economy and the force of the unsaid, fully descriptive, appealing to sight and sound, a gardener’s description neutral and still tantalizingly suggestive yet semantically opaque and clear at the same time – but I ramble!
Thank you Noel 🙂 Feel free to ramble all you want, I enjoy it!
I have a confession to make–I love dandelions. In their obstinate beauty, stubborn roots, unruly yellow heads, and delightfully bitter leaves they are just about everything summer rolled into one common “weed.”
I love dandelions too, they are unappreciated and for no good reason. Here’s my “poetic” response which is inspired by dandelions and the great Vonnegut quote you used today:
What is a weed?
making life unfamiliar
interrupting the lawn bowling
of the Lion’s Club
It throws safron on their white gowns
It is wrecking
-oh perfect green-
I misspelled “Saffron.” Poetic license, I suppose. 🙂
Jeremy, I LOVE it! Let them flourish 😉
I hope they throw saffron everywhere.
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