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Nan
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Ode to the Dandelion
(or Why I Shouldn't Cut the Grass)


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 05-04-2000).]
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Lovely! Who is to decide if the dandelion is a weed!!?? I think it's a flower...it's so pretty!  
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Hey, this is so wonderful! Aah, I just read it out loud to my mum, 'coz I love this poem.. so much.. she loved it too! ^_^ hehe, geez, this is just so good! ^_^

Did I mention, I really like this poem? *_^

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  Wonderful.. I tried to use the same excuse to my parents when I had to mow the lawn.     They never bought it, though...

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hehe... I totally agree, PdV... If it weren't a flower, I'd have to say that Cassandra brings me weeds to tell me she loves me...

Yu Lan - Glad I helped you and your mom smile..

BWA - when you get to BE the parent - You also get to get to decide when NOT to mow.. hehe.. thanks for reading & enjoying..
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.......a host of golden Dandelions..and why not?


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..hehe... agreed, Jon... Why not?
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder....have to say, I agree with Nan here, dandelions are nice lil flowers! Weeds? No!! Very enjoyable poem, Nan!

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Nan, This is a lovely poem, I also have these in my front yard, but the flower is gone and it's just a shoot with seeds.  

[This message has been edited by Lost Dreamer (edited 05-06-2000).]
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Lovely Nan. What right does anyone have to say a flower is a weed?

 May your roof never fall in and those beneath it never fall out.

Irish proverb.
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Good way to get out of mowing the lawn, Nan! Cute poem!

Denise
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Hehe... so now the dandelions are gone - I only have these very cool little wispy things blowing all over the place... and knee high grass.....
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So now you are in love with those little whispy white things, those dying little dandelions that spread more seeds all over the grass, huh? Which, of course, will eventually lead to more dandelions, right? Ah, I see the method to this lawn cutting aversion now! hehehe.....why don't you do what I did? Get rid of all the grass and have stones and patio installed? Rock and sand gardens are also very lovely. I actually gave away my mower last year! Never again will I have to bother with it, the best thing I ever had done to my house. Of course, if you have acres of ground like Marge does, this won't be a cost effective measure......hehehe

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Yeah CONCRETE it over that's what I say

oops sorry
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Yeah! Up with concrete, rock, patio blocks and sand!! Down with grass and weeds!!  

Denise
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This is certainly a very concrete idea - at least in my book...
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Now your getting it Nan

Take the ancient Egypians, great Gardeners,

look at their gardens 1 mile wide 1 mile high

triangular and solid CONCRETE.

Need we say more  

Jon

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This brings back memories of picking hundreds of dandelions for my mom and putting them in a huge vase on the kitchen table.  Thanks for this poem, Nan.  Made me smile!  

Joy
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Grrrrrrrr....... those cute wispy things all blew onto my lawn.....thanks a lot....LOL
Great poem Nan....about a miserable weed......LOL

Jack
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Nan~

I like your little dandelions.
I've an aversion to mowing.
If it sprouts and if it's green
then for me it must be growing !

Dandelions in bloom
are quite an awesome sight,
When the bloom turns to billowing ballerinas
dancing in the wind with delight.

So don't be tempted by Denise,
who gave her mower away ...
Step among the dandelions
and I'll come over and play !

*Denise  
My mower has only 5 acres of dandelions
to it's name !   John Deere loves me !
~*Marge*~


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Oooh, Oooh .... I just thought of something !

Let's call 'em 'Nan'delions !
Love ya'
~*Marge*~


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I hate mowing
 
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