The Last Dandelion

by Glenn Currier

You tiny spectacle!

Airy orb on fleshy stem

your abundant beauty

bursts in every direction

filigreed filaments stretch

pointy white fingers

to the universe

they intend to impregnate.

You are the last survivor

of summer ire

and autumn bluster.


Clothed in ambergreen majesty
the elm bows

bearing gifts of gold

to your singular grace.


Posted on 11/19/2003
Copyright © 2022 Glenn Currier

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kate Demeree on 11/19/03 at 04:09 PM

*soft smile*.... an ode... and a beautifly written one. Funny isn't it how something so sturdy, that is such a survivor can be so very delicate when it is ready to send forth it's seeds.

Posted by Leslie Ann Eisenberg on 11/19/03 at 04:10 PM

the colors alone stun! this piece is a PRIME example of taking the simplest image, and unpacking the sensory details in a memorable way -- color, texture, sight, sound.......... filigreed filaments stretch pointy white fingers to the universe they intend to impregnate.....beautiful, and the whole piece, rife with movement and natural rhythm movement. a keen observer, felled by a mere weed. well done, indeed.

Posted by Max Bouillet on 11/19/03 at 07:31 PM

Naturalistic and totally stunning observation in verse. My favorite lines has to be... "pointy white fingers to the universe they intend to impregnate." Great read!

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 11/19/03 at 07:37 PM

Great poem Glenn, I like the color. The dandelion is not a dandy plant for me, I fight off their puff balls all summer...Charlie

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 11/20/03 at 11:32 AM

your pen wafts the subtlety of a breeze and warm.

Posted by Karl Waldbauer on 11/23/03 at 10:26 AM

This poem shares simplicity and beauty with its subject. A great read.

Posted by Ashok Sharda on 11/24/03 at 03:29 AM

The most beautiful aspect is the 'oneness' without. But this is only possible when one has attained stillness within with the attention INTACT. And I can see that since the SCENE presented just can't be looked or imagined. It has to be SEEN and you saw it so beautiful. So beautifully.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 11/24/03 at 07:37 PM

One of the best odes I've every read to anyone or anything.

Posted by Laura Doom on 11/30/03 at 11:13 AM

Delicate and imaginative observation of nature.
For me, the formatting contradicted the atmosphere, but that's me being pedantic I guess :)

Posted by Michele Schottelkorb on 12/05/03 at 07:34 AM

this is pure beauty... just pure and simple beauty... ah... refreshing... blessings...

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