#SOL15.Dandelion’s.Dream

dandelion

Today, we walked.

The sunset beckoned and we leaned in

Out of the house

Into the world

Across streets

And into a grassy meadow.

Paths diverged

Creeks emerged

Exposed roots bode welcome as water trickled below.

Come, beckoned a leaning tree with outstretched hand

The grass–red carpet beneath our feet

Rolling landscapes unfolded

Discovered that pine straw is the perfect padding for forests

My favorite part was the forest

Darkened crevices that the children called spooky.

Yet, the shadows gave shade.

Soft padding beneath our feet

We emerged,

Energized and calm

Ready for rest

We prayed.

Thanked God for cowboys and our walk…

And we will rest

Beneath the trees

On beds padded with pine

We will float on a dandelion’s dream

Blown into eternal love

We will listen for the next time she calls

Beckons us into her bosom

Embraces us with warmth

Shows up at our door

We will go to seed with the dandelion

And plant & love in fertile ground

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4 thoughts on “#SOL15.Dandelion’s.Dream

  1. crbrunelle March 25, 2015 / 1:37 am

    Simply beautiful! “Blown into eternal love” is such a wonderful line.

  2. tammyyoga March 25, 2015 / 1:44 am

    ‘float on a dandeliones dream’ so lovely!

  3. jlmayes8 March 25, 2015 / 2:42 am

    Chari, This was lovely. You have the soul of a poet and I felt like I was on that walk with you. I particularly liked the lines “The sunset beckoned and we leaned in” and “Thanked God for cowboys and our walk.” Wonderful!

  4. LSquared March 25, 2015 / 2:59 am

    The first 9 lines have a rhythm, a walking beat. I went rambling in with the lines….
    And I like the alliteration of “pine straw is the perfect padding for forests.”

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