Wednesday, July 18, 2007

*A Dandelion Wish*



A Dandelion's Song

Walking along the path, I spot
puffy white orb-
A Dandelion
a weed
Infinitely more beautiful than its
grassy fellows
endless, identical
To Me
I feel akin to this fluffy oddball
I am drawn
childlike
I grasp the delicate stem,
Bringing it near to my lips
Make a Wish
a prayer.
I wish for peace,
in the world
in my heart
I wish for love,
true love
I wish for direction,
hope
I blow with all my breath
wish with all my being-
Disperse
miniature white parachutes.
In my mind-
I Too
Detach
in a million different directions,
I Am
the hopes
the dreams
the prayers
the wishes
of a world
a generation;
my peers
my family
Myself-
I Am Blown.
Carried by a passing breeze
soft, gentle then-
Grabbed by a far more violent gust
I fall
tumble
rise
twist
Change directions.
I have traveled far-
have far yet to travel
not sure how far
I Am Not Lost-
just searching
for a purpose
a reason
an answer
a place to land
to stay-
To Take Root.

By Jennifer K. Keane

19 comments:

  1. Oh, what a lovely poem! Thank you, thank you!

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  2. Beautiful! I like it and them!

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  3. I need a coffee table book with all of your photos in it.

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  4. Now! that is a lovely photo...and a wonderful poem! Hope you are enjoying your days....the weather is so perfect! :-)

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  5. "I fall
    tumble
    rise
    twist
    Change directions."

    How beautifully put.....
    Thank you....

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  6. a beautiful poem :) but i especially adore this photo, you have captured the absolute beauty of this lovely :)

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  7. nice poem, but just looking at the photo makes me sneeze! :)

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  8. great poem and as usual beautiful photo!

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  9. When I was a kid, (the first time) I was stupid enough to hold the dandelion clock too close as I took a breath to blow. Ahh! A mouth full of seed!

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  10. I so enjoyed this poem!
    Lovely!

    And thanks so much for your very nice visit....so glad you came by!

    Take care!

    Margie:)

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  11. Angela,
    Another beautiful photo and wonderful poem to go with it. I love those weeds myself.
    You should seriously think about going commercial with your photo art. I too could use a coffee table book with your photos in it.

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  12. Very beautiful poem and photo! I found you over at Craze's by the way. :)

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  13. Beautiful, both the photo and the poem.

    They may be weeds to some, but they'll always be symbols of childhood to me.

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  14. I would like to know how to contact the author of "A Dandelion Wish." Anyone? I can be reached at vpola (at) aBridgeBetween.net

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