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ODE TO THE DANDELION (Or - Why I Shouldn't Cut the Grass)

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Nan
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0 posted 07-29-99 08:24 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

The sun shines high: the rain's gone by.
It's Dandelion Day.
From fertile spawn my plush green lawn
Is mottled yellow spray.

The neighbors' round, all cutting down
Their blades and flowers gay ~
Now green they've got, a common lot,
While mine's in vast array.

Why should I mow these lovelies low,
Defying Sunshine's ray?
To bring them down the sun might frown,
And turn blue sky to gray.

I'll let their seeds fallow new weeds
And mow another day.
Resplay they should, the neighborhood.
The Dandelions stay.



[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 07-29-99).]
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1 posted 07-29-99 08:50 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

You can't fool me,
My little lass.
You sit because .
You're high on grass!
pandora
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2 posted 07-29-99 08:52 PM       View Profile for pandora   Email pandora   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for pandora

a poem in response--

LONG LIVE DANDELIONS
in someone else's yard.
I, too want to cut them down,
but mowing's just too hard.
Perhaps I'll take some scissors
and cut them to the quick!
No, that would even take MORE time--
the grass is much too thick.
Perhaps I'll squirt a chemical
upon the lawn and then
I'll hope and pray to my dismay
that chemical will win!
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my poem to Nan-

Nan's poem about the dandelions
is so much better'n mine.
I am in awe of poetry
by Nan Ness all the time.

There are no weeds in verse she writes,
no dandelion's here!
She'll mow down all the errors then
she'll post a poem so clear--
rhyme meter do meld perfectly
like jam and morning toast,
expressing Nancy's heart within--
that's how she writes her post.

So, neighbors, listen up and hear
the polished poems on hand!
This Nancy Ness is poetress!
Post more, the crowd demands!!

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(hehe... loved your poem)



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With one wish we wake the will within wisdom. With one will we wish the wisdom within waking.
--pandora
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3 posted 07-29-99 09:56 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

well said...i despise manicured lawns

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4 posted 02-19-2011 09:18 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

I love dandelions and would rather see their cheerful blooms than a well manicured lawn any day.

Alison
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5 posted 05-08-2015 11:15 PM       View Profile for homespun1   Email homespun1   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for homespun1

Dandelions are such a bright morning hello'...who wouldn't want them to stay a while....whether or not we are in the mood to mow...lol
 
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