Saturday, July 17, 2010

160 - roar of the dandelion

others
think of their lovers
as roses
admiring their beauty

but you are a weed

carried by a
warm summer breeze
filling my yard completely

&

i like it that way.

What can you say in 160 characters? (spaces included) Go see Monkey Man.

88 comments:

secret agent woman said...

Okay, wildflower I could go for. Clover, even. But dandelion? Hmmmm...

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hi! Brian,
Thanks, for sharing-I like when a warm summer breeze...blow the cotton like petals off a dandelion.
DeeDee ;-D

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I like the weeds with the flowers, but not a fan of nutgrass.

But I get it ; -)

Matty said...

Yes, way too many of them around here too.

The Retired One said...

Most weeds are pretty when you look at them closely...!!

TALON said...

Dandelions are quite beautiful and amazingly resilent. Really liked this 160, Brian.

lakeviewer said...

Roar of the dandelion, a great title!

kkrige said...

rather a native to my heart. Weed just holds too many negative connotations. Very cute verse though :)
Funny as I was trying to rake creeping charlie out of my lawn just now. I am trying to prevent it from taking over, but am destined to fail I fear. sigh...

kkrige said...

oh and dandelions aren't completely bad. They are edible and can be turned into wine! You can't really think poorly of something you can turn into wine.

drybottomgirl said...

I have always liked dandelions because they are yellow, and happy. Plus you can always count on them turning up where you least expect it....

Caty said...

I like dandelions! they just seem so pure :) Great 160!

Prayer Girl said...

I love the colorful weeds, wildflowers that grow along the roads...in the meadows.

PG

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

I'm a big fan of the weed ;D

Peace ~ Rene

Maha said...

i totally love how you play with words. great 160

Cloudia said...

nice







Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

Tina said...

LOVE the title. And the imagery. And your continued celebration of your relationships. Nice.

Bernie said...

Ever taste Dandelion Wine, delicious, gotta love that weed.......:-) Hugs

PattiKen said...

Only you could make a dandelion seem so romantic. Have a good Sunday!

CatLadyLarew said...

I like it! A rose just doesn't fill you up like a dandelion does!

Baino said...

Haha I don't think she'll be too thrilled with that one? Weed? Completely different connotation to me but then . . that's me

ds said...

I like this.

tracyhsays.com said...

I was just about to make another foray into the "160" world, and decided to come here first to check your latest...wonderful! I think I'd like a weed in my yard too.
Well done.

Tracy H

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hi! Brian,
Let me rethink my comment after I discovered this info(rmation) on the "internet(s)"

When finished flowering, the Dandelion flower turns to seed. The whole head of the flower will close up and the green bracts underneath the flower will close around the seeds. The yellow petals will disappear and the seeds mature. Then this new seed head will open up. These big puffy white seed heads, when blown by the wind or by you, can start 200 or more new plants. Remember this the next time you make a wish and blow the seeds away! Omg!
and a link too!
Plant Watch The Dandalion

Take care!
DeeDee ;-D

Selina Kingston said...

When I was little I was told that picking dandelions would make you wet the bed. So I've had issues with them ever since! Still love your poem though !!

Tracy said...

Me too. I like weeds.

Cinner said...

Interesting, I pulled and pulled weeds from my beds today, not a dandelion to be found now. I liked your post.

Lanie said...

this is perfect! Switch up the perspective, embrace the weeds!

adeeyoyo said...

Bwahaha! An insult doing a quick about-face. I have always been fascinated by dandelions, and lots of weeds have gorgeous flowers. I like the title too - shows strength.

Steven Anthony said...

I like it...love as a dandelion....spreads uncontrolably...cant be killed and even blooms into a bright flower....perfect;)

Eternally Distracted said...

Lovely imagery. I'd rather have a weed than a rose any day of the week!

Lady Fi said...

I like this analogy / a lot. Weeds have a lot more character!

NENSA MOON said...

hello,
just droppin here..
Very lovely poem.
I also love dandelion!

nensa

5thsister said...

you know, I get what you are saying. Just wish the word "weed" did not have so many negative connotations. I do love the the phrase "filling my yard completely". A beautiful sentiment indeed!

artswebshow said...

I am going to do this.
You do it so well

Birdie said...

this is so beautiful Brian! not everything that looks beautiful at first sight is truly beautiful inside ... love this one so much! :-)

Valerie said...

Yes. yes, yes.... absolutely loved this, Brian.

Zuzana said...

Oh, you know I love this one, as I love comparing weed to people.;))
Great beauty in so few words - lucky is the one that is the object of this affection.;)
Enjoy your Sunday dear friend,
xoxo

Susan Deborah said...

Ecocritics say: "Weeds are right plants just growing in the wrong places."

It's strange how sometimes "certain" plants are privileged over the other.

I'm glad that you chose an unusual image to express love.

Hope the Sunday is swimming so far!

Joy always,
Susan

Claudia said...

I love it!
It speaks to me of..love being in every single corner - not just in one special place and of increasing and of love, suited to daily use and it has something wild and exciting and getting a bit out of control. And it has power to resist - it's not over-sensitive but resilient - and...wow....!
So enjoy life with the wife of your youth!
I'm so smashed - and I think the 160's are the most difficult. So for sure Master Miller - you are my No. 1 hero in 55's and 160's!

Not sure if you read my 55 this week -but my 160 is up
Have a great Sunday!

Cheryl said...

Sweet. From one dandelion lover to another...

Tony Single said...

Ah yes, the humble, reviled dandelion! I love it and it's certainly not a weed to me! I wrote a poem using it as a symbol of hope last year. Nice to see someone else writing dandelion poems too! Bravo! :)

Vicki Lane said...

A rose is beautiful but thorny and high maintenance . . . a weed would be much more pleasant to live with.

Daniel said...

Very nice imagery on this one. Loved it.

Kat_RN said...

I have always liked dandelions, maybe this is why.
Kat

natalee said...

LOL>> I have to admit i was like WHAT???? A weed?? LOL.... I hope she is a pretty dandelion....lol great 160

TechnoBabe said...

I am pretty sure my hubby would say I am a weed too. And I would like it.

The Muse said...

apparently you can say a great deal, and say it well :) that my talented friend is a key difference! :)
Nice!

Angie Muresan said...

My daughter's favorite flowers are dandelions.

Lorraine said...

'I like it that way.!' My kind of finish ;)

Teri said...

Dandelion's you can eat so they are useful AND isn't a weed just a flower out of place? Everyone always seems to go for the "pretty face" instead of looking deeper. There is a beauty in the simple things that multiply. Just ask a kid: would you rather have a dandelion or a rose? Dandelion would ALWAYS win!

BLOGitse said...

You know how to say it...
Happy Sunday from Casablanca!

BLOGitse

Me said...

Oh, I love this!

Dandelions are the only "flowers" my kids have ever been allowed to pick out of our garden. They learned to identify them from a young age, and have eagerly plucked them for me often. They are "mommy's flowers" around here, and barely a summer's day goes by when I don't have one in a glass of water on my kitchen counter...
:)

-C

f82bfat said...

another great 160. I think I would rather be a weed than a rose with thorns and untouchable lest I fall to pieces. Every kid knows that dandelions are just grown to be blown.

Alan Burnett said...

Long live weed love.

Maggie said...

Nice job Brian! Have a great Sunday!

Maggie May said...

Dandelions are loved by rabbits so they are very important flowers!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Harris Channing said...

I heard it once said that if a dandelion was difficult to grow, everyone would want her in his garden. Sounds like you want her anyway!

BTW, I ike dandelions! What other flower is so cute and yellow and then grants wishes for children?

Liza said...

I LOVE THIS PIECE!

Monkey Man said...

Great concept. Great 160. Thanks for playing. YOU are the dandelion on the Sunday 160.

blueviolet said...

I'm glad she fills your life so completely. :)

Alice Audrey said...

Tsk. You're supposed to call her a "wild flower". ;)

If my love is a weed, I will never weed again.

Deidra said...

My mom wrote a song about dandelions when I was a little girl. It became a hit in our small town and was sung in church often. I'm a fan of that bright yellow flower. Yes, it's a flower. ; )

And that song? It's called How He Loves. One of my very favorites! I've been singing it ever since I read your comment!

sheila said...

We call them fields of wishes. :o)

Just Be Real said...

Only thing that pops into my mind is the old Rolling Stones song Dandelion. Thanks for another great post Brian. Blessings.

kavisionz said...

OUCH !!!! That was harsh! :)
But an absolute reflection of the mind at times :)
But the bright side to it is, weeds have a beautiful way of showing up, and never making you feel lonely ;-)
A fantastic 160!

Madame DeFarge said...

Some weeds are just wild flowers waiting to be tamed and tended.

william said...

wildflowers capture their own beauty its just that they are not labelled, good post mate :)

Ediomo said...

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only a movie said...

Weeds are good stuff.

Life with Kaishon said...

Holy cow I love this. I wish I could think of something more poetic to say than holy cow. Darn it : )

Magpie said...

Roses can be prima donnas and fickle and hard to hold...dandelions are robust and strong and tenacious and giving. Sounds like you've got the right idea. :)
"May all your weeds be wildflowers."

gayle said...

I have seen some beautiful weeds!!! They can fill in some bare spots!!

Hilary said...

I quite like it that way too.

Jannie Funster said...

Ha! Good one!
xo

evalinn said...

That´s beautiful!

Wild Rose said...

Love blossoms in the strangest places, doesn't it Brian.. why does this make me think of that saying "Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder" A lovely 160 my friend.

Mona said...

Ah! Wild flowers are more fragrant and exciting than tame stiff roses!

Getting to your blog is a problem each time. I guess your Waystation is a Metropolitan Station with too many trains passing by! :P

AmyLK said...

I love making a wish with the danelion seeds! of course that helps to spread their population.

dustus said...

Cool poem. Beauty is discovered truly through preference, not always through well established symbols.

slommler said...

Oh how sweet!! And beautifully said!
Hugs
SueAnn
PS Weeds are wild flowers...most proliferate and strong...constant and beautiful!!

Pauline said...

perfect!

Meeko Fabulous said...

This is funny because I spent Saturday weeding the flowerbed in the front yard and I was cursing the weeds the entire time.

heartspell said...

filling my yard completely.... such a lovely image in metaphor of love. Heartspell

Candie Bracci said...

Simple and wonderful!

Syd said...

I like the dandelion. Besides perfection to me isn't Yard of the Month.

Sue Zalokar said...

I love this. A weed, or not...

Goofball said...

a weed yet so lovingly described....I wouldn't share the same sentiment when thinking of dandelions

Marla said...

Brian ~ You make me wish I could write poetry. Love the weed.