bold as dandelions

bold as dandelions
we bloom, too, in this bright heat
explode like small suns

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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5 Responses to bold as dandelions

  1. 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.”

  2. Jeremy Nathan Marks says:

    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?

    A semicolon
    making life unfamiliar
    interrupting the lawn bowling
    association
    of the Lion’s Club
    Jaycees.

    It throws safron on their white gowns

    It is wrecking
    the green
    -oh perfect green-
    of flat
    borrowed
    non-native
    prose.

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