Dandelions

Dandelions

A Poem by Mark Pearce
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Dandelions
© 2008 Mark Pearce

I reach down deep inside myself to pluck dandelions.
I like the herb to dot my yard in single digits
but its deoxyribonucleic acid does not abide.
 
Perhaps, if the wind blew just right
all the dandelions in the world would end up
within one, three foot square.
 
I could take that.   All the dandelions
in one place where I could visit them.  Like a zoo.
I’d even enjoy blowing at the poof balls then,
spreading flighty seed over that ordained, three foot square.
Helping the dandelion keepers just by
pursing my lips and huffing. 
 
As it is dandelions need no keepers,
at least within the confines of my yard.
Bees is all they need,
with a grace of wind.
 
When I reach down within myself to pluck dandelions
I know I am launched on endless task –
a battle between genera that I can never quite win.
 
You advise that I lather my yard with
triazine herbicide.
I could easily eliminate the yellow pox that way,
you say.
 
But the battle waged through conscript
would not have me reach within myself
in quite the same way.
 
And I wouldn’t see dandelions when I close my eyes. 

© 2008 Mark Pearce


Author's Note

Mark Pearce
As you can see, I don't do chemicals.

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i loved the flow and wording in this poem. and im so glad your not into chemicals - haha - i think we need not poison our world anymore. i love the whole idea behind this. im in aw. but i think what i loved most is the use of "big words" so to speak. DNA and triazine herbicide. Brilliant :) I shall read on. i enjoy your style

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If you pick them before they flower they are not too bitter tasting, salad dressing makes them bearable. As to chemicals, well let that lie.

Posted 16 Years Ago


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That was a lovely poem, and did you know that every part of the Dandelion.

Posted 16 Years Ago


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Its a very cool poem. I enjoyed it

Posted 16 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

i loved the flow and wording in this poem. and im so glad your not into chemicals - haha - i think we need not poison our world anymore. i love the whole idea behind this. im in aw. but i think what i loved most is the use of "big words" so to speak. DNA and triazine herbicide. Brilliant :) I shall read on. i enjoy your style

Posted 16 Years Ago


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A terrific and heartwarming poem!!! The perfect metaphor in the perfect chain of events, but somehow mixed up enough to resemble a person's thoughts. Outstanding!

Posted 16 Years Ago


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Probably one of the only poems to use "deoxyribonucleic acid" and do it elegantly! There's so much to admire about this poem that I hardly know where to start - it's a solid structure, it leads one inward line by line. Its imagery is consistent and the repetition of "reach down within myself" drives the poem home.
Thanks for its thoughtful construction, emotional reach and lovely conclusion.

Posted 16 Years Ago


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JC
Well if you let them go, you could have a sea of yellow, then it wouldn't matter.

I like the analogies, like fighting windmills. Along with the fact that you are "chemical" free.

JC





Posted 16 Years Ago


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Dandelions and butterflies and the smell of a freshly turned field are the catalysts for a momentary adventure.

I like your philosophy. Dandelions are about all that I can get to grow in my yard. And blackberries.

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