Dandelion Poem

December 6, 2010 at 1:05 am 14 comments

I have a soft spot for the dandelion with its beautiful yellow flowers. I admire its determination to survive even in the harshest of conditions. But it’s a weed and a free spirit. It doesn’t sit well on manicured grounds. If this poem speaks to you, then we are kindred spirits. Dear one, I wrote it for you.

would i give air to this feeling
buried deep in snow
would you give it sun and space
would you let it grow

i’m not a rose i know
i’m a lowly bred
i’m a dandelion
with a yellow head

would i show up in your garden
would i make it through
or would you let me die in spring
with memories of you


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14 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ruchi  |  December 8, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Its so beautiful!

    Thank you! 🙂

    • 2. plaridel  |  December 8, 2010 at 2:38 pm


      glad you like it. happy holidays to you and yours. 🙂

  • 3. Nortehanon  |  December 10, 2010 at 2:55 am

    Aba, poet din pala kayo sir 😉 Nice poem po. From now on I shall look at dandelions with much appreciation 🙂

    • 4. plaridel  |  December 10, 2010 at 3:23 pm


      cool! when you see one, please think of me. 🙂

  • 5. Joy  |  January 13, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    More! More!

  • 6. sumitchaudharyalt  |  June 17, 2014 at 2:43 pm


    • 7. plaridel  |  June 17, 2014 at 4:05 pm


      thank you.

  • 8. JessMess92  |  January 29, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Kindered we are. I love the fact that you stated how this lovely little weed is a free spirit. I hope you find the dandelion within always.

    • 9. plaridel  |  January 29, 2017 at 2:55 pm


      thank you for the kind comment. deeply appreciated.

  • 10. Prior...  |  June 30, 2022 at 1:57 am

    Love this “ode to a dandelion” with the possible connection for a relationship and if someone would allow it to grow or let it die
    And maybe – just maybe the plastic and surface, fake beauty of today would be a rose (showy and proud) and the dandelion could be real beauty and humble usefulness –
    No disrespect to the rose of course – 😉

    • 11. plaridel  |  June 30, 2022 at 8:59 am


      i wrote this poem a while back. glad you liked it. 🙂

      • 12. Prior...  |  June 30, 2022 at 9:28 am

        Hi – I saw the date of the post and so I knew it had a little age
        And I was just checking out your blog menu and when I got to the poems – I didn’t have time to read them all and for some reason – this was the first title that called to me— hmmmm
        Anyhow – it is really good

        • 13. plaridel  |  July 1, 2022 at 8:28 am


          well, i guess some things get better with age. 🙂

          • 14. Prior...  |  July 1, 2022 at 10:32 am



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