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Time Child


Dandelion, dandelion,
Dandelion flower,
If I breathe upon thee
Pray tell me the hour

Little child, little child
Little child I pray,
Breathe but gently on me
Lest you blow the time away.

Gareth Owen

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Lovely poem :o)

3 May, 2013


A lovely verse and so true, time does blow away so quickly.

3 May, 2013


That's lovely, Feverfew.

3 May, 2013


Lovely words, reminds me of when I was a child....blowing on the dandelion clock must be an age old pastime handed
down through the times!

3 May, 2013


Dandelion, Dandelion with root so stout,
If I cant catch it early, bloomin' hard to pull out,
The only thing its useful for is making wine,
The space it takes up will suit me fine - for another plant.

Diane Bulley 4th May 2013.

3 May, 2013


Lol Diane!
I have hundreds of them, hard to pull out of dry and stony ground (hard out of any ground!) I like it when they go to seed at the back end of the lawn and the goldfinches eat the seeds!

4 May, 2013


Lovely verse Feverfew..
Chuckling away here Diane, I've got to crawl around on my lawn with my trusty tool as I have gained a lot of the beggars this year, another joy of feeding he birds I'm afraid.....

4 May, 2013


Love your verse Dianeb.I'm afraid I spray the 1 or 2 that I get with weed killer as soon as I spot them, so they never get anywhere near the "clock" stage. When I was about 5yrs old I was blowing them on a grassy area in front of the houses & a lady soon came out & told me to stop as they were going in her gdn. Kids always have to go play in the next street, don't they.

4 May, 2013


That was good, Diane. Pulled loads out this afternoon but if the seedheads attract goldfinches I may leave a few from now on.

4 May, 2013


Wonderful poetry. :-)

5 May, 2013

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