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Divine Dandelions I found a golden dandelion that must have been carried in on the wind. The four whimsical winds are known to be a dandelion's best friend. Its tiny ray petal germinating in a patch of springtime's rain drenched earth. First seen as a verdant sprout, budding, then blooming to share merry mirth. Dandelions, most all gardeners disdain; killing them with vinegar, salt and soap. Yet next year they will appear again against a gardener's fervent hope. In Moses' time, the bible says they bloomed, used as medicine, as a food or mild tea. When the blooms fade to form a downy head, kids love to blow their soft tufts playfully. In this last stage with white wispy orb heads In delicate flight they spread their fine seed. This worthy divine dandelion I now see Is so much more than a lowly weed! 4-10-19

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Date: 7/29/2019 4:24:00 PM
Yeah, one of God's bitter herbs. I love it and your poem about it too)
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Date: 6/6/2019 10:23:00 PM
A dandy of a dandelion write! Congrats!
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Date: 5/11/2019 4:33:00 PM
I, too, love dandelions - I feel it's a shocking injustice to label them 'weeds'!
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Date: 4/29/2019 4:11:00 AM
Wow! Congrats! Thanks for sharing your talent. Thanks likewise for your uplifting comments and compliments. God bless you.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 4/29/2019 5:46:00 AM
Thank you Beata. You leave such sweet comments. : ) xxoo
Date: 4/21/2019 4:10:00 PM
This delightful poem also displays deep knowledge of this flowering plant, Connie. Pity some people look at it with disdain! ~ Congratulations on your podium finish. Regards // paul
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 4/24/2019 7:09:00 AM
I have never seen them in more glory when they totally covered the hillsides in Bavaria in springtime. They took my breath away. Thank you Paul. xxoo
Date: 4/18/2019 10:50:00 AM
So nice! Congrats on your lovely win. BG
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Date: 4/18/2019 7:39:00 AM
Dropping back with my Congrats on your win Connie..
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Date: 4/17/2019 12:13:00 PM
A divine win my friend...congrats! on the fine win Connie...happy endings...^WW^...{*J*}
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Date: 4/17/2019 10:06:00 AM
Yes! So much more than a lowly weed! Congrats on your win in Line's contest, Connie. Best wishes, Gershon
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Date: 4/13/2019 1:00:00 PM
GREAT JOB! We use these for salads and make Dandelion Wine! I would have had fun with this exercise. I miss so much now. Are contests for premium members only? I cannot be here consistently while seeing to my dad and wildfires here. This told the story of the dandelion from it’s battle with humans and it’s legacy as a helpful medicine and food. That it is a friend to every child should be noted.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 4/14/2019 6:17:00 AM
No Edlyn, the contests are not just for premium members only. I noticed you were away a long time. It is so nice to have you back. I missed you. Thank you and have a blessed Easter. xxoo
Date: 4/12/2019 10:50:00 PM
Hello Connie … a delightful poem to me. I never class the dandelion as a weed. In fact I grew it in rows in my vegetable although it took three years before harvesting the roots for coffee. I also have a poem posted on my view of the dandelion - thank you Connie - Lindsay
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 4/14/2019 6:12:00 AM
I had to google to find your wonderful Dandelion poem Lindsay, but it was well worth the search. I absolutely loved it and faved it. Thank you much. xxoo : )
Date: 4/12/2019 2:21:00 PM
Oh, boy can you deliver exquisite poetry for nature themes, Connie; your knowledge combines with your talents to soar me thru elements of poetry appreciation and I love it. A special write of beautiful wows describes this poem. Love it. Love you .... CayCay
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 4/12/2019 4:52:00 PM
Your comment means a lot Caycay. I have read a few of the entries that leave mine in the dust. But I love this lowly weed my son, when four, gifted me with. I cherish that memory whenever I see one. Thank you, hugs, Connie
Date: 4/12/2019 5:22:00 AM
Your poem beautifies further Dandelions dearest, Connie!
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Date: 4/11/2019 5:00:00 PM
wow, love the intricate, detailed weave of your poem, connie... i can't think of anything for this bloom except that it makes me sneeze.. a winner for me!...huggs
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Date: 4/11/2019 2:15:00 PM
this is lovely - yes, I utterly agree with the last line too! My dad used to buy dandelion & burdock for me to drink as a kid...an acquired taste, LOL
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Date: 4/11/2019 1:42:00 PM
Nicely done, Connie, but should 2nd verse 1st line be germinating? Aloha! Rico
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 4/11/2019 2:58:00 PM
Lol, I guess my Kindle thinks it is spelled that way. It always changes my words. I try to catch the typos. Thanks for letting me know Rico. Aloha, Connie
Date: 4/11/2019 10:56:00 AM
Beautifully penned with great detail to the stages of a dandelion! I didn’t know dandelions were used medicinally in Moses’ day. This is sure to be a winner, Connie! :)
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Date: 4/11/2019 8:30:00 AM
Great imagery you’ve created, the facts so real. A weed by no other beautiful name , but a Dandelion. hugs eve
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Date: 4/11/2019 8:13:00 AM
Time for some Dandelion wine. I enjoyed this piece. They say we shouldn’t kill dandelions because they are important to the bee population.
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Date: 4/11/2019 7:04:00 AM
Dandelions are a great source of vitamins and minerals...Very nicely penned Connie...GL in the contest..
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Date: 4/11/2019 3:18:00 AM
Well written, Connie, I can't think of anything to write on dandelions...
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 4/11/2019 3:31:00 AM
I spent a long time writing a poem for this contest and was happy with it. I accidentally erased it on my note pad and had to try to remember the whole thing. I looked up the dandelion as she said she wanted five phases of it. Thanks, Connie xxoo
Date: 4/11/2019 2:27:00 AM
Well written Connie, after reading your verse and others on here I'm now seeing the dandelion in a new light. Good luck. Tom.
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