Dan D. Lion
Look! It’s the king of the jungle!
The strongest & noblest of beasts,
Look at his yellow coat shimmer,
The pride; roaming North, South, West, and East.
Look! It’s the stubborn survivor;
The monarch who wears a gold crown.
The first friend in Spring to the insects & bees,
Bright yellow, in country, and town.
See the king’s mane blowing wildly,
Parachutes dancing on air.
Listen, the wind’s started roaring,
He’s prowling, so better beware!
See his bright florets have perished,
Look! They’ve transformed into seed,
Spreading their blowballs like beacons of hope,
So sad that he’s often called, “weed!”
12th April 2019
Love them, or hate them, you can’t deny the fact that Dandelions are probably the hardiest flowers around! They’ll grow anywhere, & through anything! It’s great to see the bees, & other flying insects getting their bodies stuck into the Dandelion heads. I love to see them fly off, covered in specs of pollen. And who hasn’t picked a Dandelion blowball/seedball/clock/fairies, blown them away, & made a wish? Although, maybe not, if you suffer from hay fever! Either way, their bright yellow heads always flower, stronger & more prolific, year after year..little lions of the plant world, they are! ?