Summer’s Daydreams

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Dandelion seeds—
summer’s daydreams, poetry
written on feathers.

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Free Spirit

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Roses are red,
Violets are blue;
But they don’t get around
Like the dandelions do.
—Slim Acres

Just A Dandelion

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The pellet stove doesn’t start automatically in the early morning now—that’s a sure sign. And yesterday the first lazuli bunting of the season arrived on our deck (today we had five), and a black-headed grosbeak came by too, and that’s more hard evidence. But the lowly dandelion, showiest of weeds, leaves no doubt that summer is fast approaching.