Photo Poem: “Let Me Be Not Like the Haughty Rose”

“Dandelion” © 2012

Although regarded as a rather pesky plant, there’s something about a dandelion’s tenacity to grow in a variety of not-so-ideal environments that is admirable.  It also possesses a humble, simple beauty both in its yellow flower and puff ball states. Of course, there’s always something to be said for dandelion wine and dandelion coffee.

Let me not be like the haughty rose
Flaunting proudly its regal beauty,
Nor like the temperamental orchid
Who fragile petals so readily bruise.
May I be like the dandelion
Whose tenacious beauty deems to grace
Sidewalk cracks, abandoned lots and lawns;
With joyous head basking in the light,
Unperturbed by its surroundings,
Impervious to the wind and rain,
Spending carefree days all summer long,
Unconcerned as to its wind-blown fate.

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 (“Let Me Be Not Like the Haughty Rose” © Poeticmeditations, 2012. All rights reserved.)


About poeticmeditations

A 19th-century romantic poet living in the 21st-century. The Romantic poets, nib pens, candlelight, waistcoats, and pocket watches are a few of my favorite things.
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