By the Mighty Mumford



What–pray tell–is this eider-down,

Floating on the breeze…

Some describe it swirling around

As stuff from cottonwood trees.

Since this is the North East

And cottonwoods live “down South”…

There might be a few around here,

Near a river’s mouth.

Hard to imagine,

But I think it is a weed…

Gathered by the roadside

Disgorging all this seed!

Those cute dandelion flowers,

A spot of yellow cheer…

So early in the springtime

Have gone to seed for the first time this year.

The seeds have fluffy parachutes

That float high on the wind…

We’ll see more of these great clouds,

As the warmth of summer moves in.

The dandelion’s tap-root

Is deep and plenty tough…

If anyone wants to cook dandelion greens,

There’ll be way more than enough!!!


–Jonathan Caswell



View original post

This entry was posted in Uncategorized on by .

About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.