A fresh and vigorous weed
introduced for food and medicine
invasive or welcome (an ongoing debate)
nectar for early bees, smell of sunshine,
a blazing path that leads endlessly on.
Leaves like flags that say: Victory!
Regardless of everything, I am here.
Today’s prompt at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads was to write a poem based on any of several quotes by poets born in April. I chose this one:
“A fresh and vigorous weed, always renewed and renewing, it will cut its wondrous way through rubbish and rubble.” — William Jay Smith
8 thoughts on “Dandelion, Regardless”
Love the force of dandelions… a perfect flower.
lovely poem marilyn. my neighbor growing up with this skinny old man, suprisingly strong, used to make wine from the dandelion flowers.
Thanks! I’ve heard of that but have never had it.
This is perfect! I love the defiance of the dandelion ..striving to be.. regardless of everything 💜
I love dandelions, and I love the defiant voice in this. Thanks for taking part in the prompt.
Enjoyed this so much.”regardless of everything I am here” and so it is 🙂
Yay, for the triumph of the (hardy and cheerful) dandelion!
I too love dandelions! A nice happy poem.