Dandelion Ride

by Glenn Currier

Dandelion parachute
essence of Free –
it flies unthinking.
"Kiss and leave" is
its ride unblinking.

No ugly divorce,
intention or schedule –
its windnotes are sung
in a million tongues
but "deliberate"
is a foreign state.

It loves the earth...but...

Confined in a room
it gets confused
kicked around
and abused
flung away
by sneeze or broom
its no-route ways
may mean its doom.

So if I take
the dandelion ride
and try to make
a life inside
where outcomes count
and people wait,
I need to know
my no-root fate.


Posted on 01/15/2002
Copyright © 2021 Glenn Currier

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by JD Clay on 10/06/02 at 02:41 PM

Ahhh! The laws of nature applied to life in its simplest form. A poignant and well written verse of a flower in the making. Peace...jadi

Posted by Agnes Eva on 05/28/03 at 04:32 PM

it's a pellmell twirly ride, metaphoric for how crazily people may lead their lives, but you're right, human and flower alike need to root at some point to fulfill living

Posted by Max Bouillet on 09/08/03 at 03:14 PM

A tad bit fearful, I think. I also feel that our new modern nomadic lifestyle is somewhat damaging to the culture. Not setting roots... very profound poem that leaves me thinking.

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