30 thoughts on “Worthy Weed”

    1. Thanks for the identification Elaine. I hadn’t seen dandelions grow up through leaves with no foliage before – and that’s why! Coltsfoot is a wonderful name – but it doesn’t resonate as well with disparage. πŸ™‚

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      1. Ah, there’s the answer! We have a different dandelion here in Texas, but this looked like something other than ours, or the European dandelion. No matter — it’s just as lovely, though quite unusual, popping up through the leaves that way.

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  1. the dandelion is a much maligned flower…it has beautiful flowers and all parts of it are edible πŸ™‚ I like your photo πŸ™‚

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  2. So not dandelions but Coltsfoot…which apparently is an equally beautiful and useful plant πŸ™‚

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  3. Yes, Coltsfoot…I mentioned it and posted a picture of a huge bank of them last month around Easter in an earlier poem of mine. Golden and bright, like yours, growing in a dry, grey, barren soil. They are dazzling wee suns when all else is dull…lion’s tooth or dent de lion from the French.

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  4. Excellent.

    Forgive me quoting someone else here but your piece made me think so much of an Allen Ginsberg poem that I love, the end of which reads,

    Yellow, yellow flower, and
    flower of industry,
    tough spiky ugly flower,
    flower nonetheless,
    with the form of the great yellow
    Rose in your brain!
    This is the flower of the World.

    Also, you may or may not remember me telling you last year about the Blackbird who was trying to build a nest on my porch light. Well… She is back… For the fourth year in a row, She is amazing.

    Thank you for sharing,

    Mark

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  5. I love reading your works. I would love to nominate you for a freestyle writing challenge. Its more of a challenge for yourself, but I thought you might enjoy it. If your interested, please check it out here: I really enjoy reading your work and I hope you don’t mind, but I nominated you for a freestyle writing challenge. It’s more of just a way to challenge yourself mostly, but I thought you might enjoy it. If your interested, please check it out: https://poemsbynadia.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/freestyle-writing-challenge/

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