Saturday, May 14, 2011

To the Dandelion




How like a prodigal doth nature seem,
When thou, for all thy gold, so common art!
Thou teachest me to deem
More sacredly of every human heart,
Since each reflects in joy its scanty gleam
Of heaven, and could some wondrous secret show,
Did we but pay the love we owe,
And with a child's undoubting wisdom look
On all these living pages of God's book.

James Russell Lowell, excerpt from "To the Dandelion"


Wife, Mother, Gardener said...

I was just thinking the other day (while pulling them) about writing a poem about how dandelions wished they could be pink because then everybody would like them :)

Very nice photos again!... and I like the Muscari photo in the header.

See you sunday

Amanda Heath said...

LOVE it! Dandelions are my FAVE!!!!