Ode to those spiky suns


Did you know that the dandelion is lions’ teeth? If you didn’t know, you can find out reading a beautiful article written for my little blog by Theresa Barker, a writer featured on WP Freshly Pressed.

And… a good news is that Theresa has accepted to write a Guest Post for my blog. Her post will be published tomorrow 🙂

Thank you so much, Theresa.

Theresa Barker - Lab Notes

 “How I loved those spiky suns, / rooted stubborn as childhood / in the grass,” – Jean Nordhaus, “A Dandelion for My Mother”

Dandelion by Dan Zen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.Creative Commons License
Dandelion by Dan Zen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

The dandelion is lions’ teeth, is a puffy sphere of hope seeds, is the sun’s world in the greeny-green grass, is the pluckable tender leaves of a sweet-bitter salad.

When I was five my mother taught me to make a wish and blow away the tufted cluster at the top of a dandelion stem.

When I was ten my sister taught me to make a dandelion chain by putting flower through split stem, one after the other.

When I was twenty-five my son taught me the wonder of a green bud turned bright yellow flower turned ash-white cloud-seeds.

Now I go through life showing my lions’ teeth, showing my sphere of hope…

View original post 75 more words

Advertisements

One thought on “Ode to those spiky suns

  1. Pingback: Today on look around! | look around!

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s