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A Dandelion Summer


Octameter with aabb rhyme

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I hope Brooke is well enough to read this. She would be tickled pink (wrong color lol) to see this ode to one of her favorite topics. Love the way you incorporated the essence of childhood and the parental awareness.


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reply by the author on 05-Jun-2015
    I hope she gets to read it too. I hope she is getting better but I haven't read a thing. :<) Nancy
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G'day Nancy. That is a beauty mate, the rhyming and flow are really lovely and the story itself is wonderful. I owned a gardening company for 30 years and I used to tell my customers that a weed is only something that you personally don't want in your garden. Some weeds are edible and some are beautiful to look at. I bought a block of land and planted a weed garden on it...only weeds and tour companies used to pay me $5 per head for their tour groups to get shown around it and educated. Cheers Fez


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reply by the author on 04-Jun-2015
    Hmmm, Interesting Fez, and what did the down wind neighbors think of you weed Garden? LOL Thanks for the comments and stars. G'Day!
    :<) Nancy

reply by Walu Feral on 04-Jun-2015
    My neighbors were miles away so it wouldn't have bothered them, but they used to buy and eat some of the plants/weeds anyway.
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Hi, Nancy...

_ Love the dandelion time, though I hated the buggers when I had to mow lawn.
_ The darn things multiplied like crazy!
_ This was a super poem. I enjoyed the rhyming and smooth read.
_ Nicely penned, my friend.

Cheers & Blessings
Keep Smilin'... Jax (*:*)


 Comment Written 03-Jun-2015



reply by the author on 04-Jun-2015
    The only bad thing about them is that stem that just lays over when you mow. They are very unsightly. LOL Thanks for the review Jax. Hugs. Nancy
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Nancy this poem is delightful. I must start composing again so I can learn from you and improve. The second verse brought tears to my eyes. I also thought about Brooke because writing about Dandelions is one of her passions. She would be delighted too to read it.


 Comment Written 03-Jun-2015



reply by the author on 03-Jun-2015
    I hope she gets to. Thank you for the six and the delightful comments seren james. Have a nice evening. Nancy
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Beautifully crafted sonnet, Nancy! There's sure a lot of stuff on dandelions of late - all inspired by Brooke, I am sure. Your imagery is divine, meter is spot on and I enjoyed your choice of aabb rhyme, which fits the topic nicely. You should include this in Brooke's Get Well book! Sue


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reply by the author on 02-Jun-2015
    I put one there already. Thank you very much for the review Sue. Have a nice day.:<) Nancy
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this is an excellent write, nancy, you did an excellent job writing this sonnet about the game that will always bring special memories to my heart as well. I enjoyed reading it.


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reply by the author on 02-Jun-2015
    That's wonderful Pam. So happy you enjoyed the poem. Enjoy the day! Nancy
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I wondered if this was for Brooke, the dandelions being one of her favourite 'flowers.' This is lovely, Nancy, I like the way you have told this as a special moment in time for a child and her daddy. They really are special moments too, I remember blowing the parachutes, and with each puff it was the hour of time. Well done, my freind. xsx sandra


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reply by the author on 02-Jun-2015
    No it just came to me. What is all this about dandelions and clocks or hours of time? I think I'm missing out on something.We All did it that's for sure just like blowing bubbles. LOL Thanks for the review and stars. :<) Nancy

reply by sandramitchell on 02-Jun-2015
    We used to call them, Old Father Time. Once they had turned to seeds we would blow them off the stalk. Each puff marked one hour until they had all been blown off. It was supposed to tell us what the time was. LOL, it never worked though, just blew the seeds all over the place to bring us more dandelions! That's what we did in the UK! I know, we are mad! :)

reply by the author on 02-Jun-2015
    Okay! Thanks! I had never heard that one.

reply by sandramitchell on 02-Jun-2015
    Just another of our funny quirks! :)
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And so no matter where they go, the parachutes are on the wind
and every seed the breeze will sow brings memories of home again.


I love this Nancy - I think we all enjoyed blowing the dandelion clocks when young - we've had a real show of dandelions this year - I've never seen so many -- what a picture they made. Now we have the daisies and the buttercups on show.

Thanks for sharing this with us, my friend.

Margaret


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reply by the author on 02-Jun-2015
    I am so happy you like this Margaret. It was an inspired poem out of no where. LOL Love those. Always the best ones. Have a lovely day! TTYL Nancy
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Nancy this is a joy to read, every line is a gem. Perfect hexameter which really lets the poem flow along beautifully. Your words are lovely with a delightful picture. A gentle, enjoyable poem. Wish I had a 6. Warm regards Dorothy x


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reply by the author on 02-Jun-2015
    Thanks for the good thoughts and compliments Dorothy. I am thtilled that you were so taken with it! Have a wonderful day! TTYL Nancy
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She's lucky to have such a sensitive and intuitive father! All around my neighborhood men are out with their dandelion killer, spraying poison all over the place. I love mine - especially how the birds feed on them. My place is a no-kill zone! "upset" is one word.


 Comment Written 02-Jun-2015



reply by the author on 02-Jun-2015
    I hate that too. I have a well and I know all those poison's, etc go down into the ground water. No wonder there is so much Cancer.It flows to the rivers and streams. They are killing us with drugs and chemicals. Thanks Michelle. Hugs. Nancy
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