Day 234 – Dandelions

dandelionThe beauty is of this poem is in the simplicity of the perception of the flower. What to many of us in our older-life is an irritating week, Charlotte turns to with the eyes of a child makes the Dandelion a thing of wonder and inspiration all over again. Enjoy!

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Charlotte CuevasA walking stereotype, Charlotte Cuevas is exactly what you’d expect from a children’s librarian and freelance writer- most days you’ll find her bustling about here and there, balancing coffee and a stack of books, fingers stained with ink and pearls jangling. She’s quite serious about poetry, literature, personal growth, and figuring out how to rebuff society’s standards when she’s most content fitting right into them.

The 365 Poetry Project is Charlotte’s attempt to push herself to a greater mastery of the craft, as opposed to her wonderful penchant for writing “whenever I feel like it.” She in no way claims that it was her idea; only that it feels like something she need to do.

The 365 Poetry Project: Year 3

Happiness is only a dandelion,
and the wish is not for me-
every seed dispersed
is a hope for someone else
because I have all I need.

Everywhere you can find dandelions
you’ll find a wish for free-
you can gather bouquets
and give them all away-
one bloom is all you need.

I have lived my life picking dandelions,
never knowing their worth-
I have wished them whirling
with heavy sighs
awaiting their return.

But a dandelion is its giving,
and happiness is its sowing-
when all your seeds
have been strewn out
they never will stop growing.

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