THROWBACK FRIDAY – Linda Lee Lyberg – To Be a Dandelion

“I have been thinking about living like the lilies that blow in the fields.”-  Lilies, by Mary Oliver

I have been thinking I’d like to be a dandelion that has no home
roaming free on the sultry breeze until I find some fertile loam 

And when I land in a soft emerald pasture, I’ll take root and stay 
spending my days as an innocent child, joyous and amazed

I’ll raise my bright lemon face to meet the healing light, 
I’ll let the bees gather golden pollen as they swarm and dive

I’ll watch the peacock butterflies flit from bloom to bloom 
tasting the brilliant jeweled wildflowers, gone all too soon

But me I’ll still be standing in the hot sun, changing and 
rearranging into a luminous white capped one

One day a summer gust will come, and my seeds will ascend
and I’ll float with an air of laissez-faire on the mysterious wind, 
until I find a place to play and spread my thirsty roots again

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

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