To A Dandelion
Blessings on thy sunny face,
In my heart thou hast a place,
Forms more lovely are around thee,
Purple violets surround thee,--
But I know thy honest heart
Never felt a moment's smart
At another's good or beauty,--
Ever at thy post of duty,
Smiling on the great and small,
Rich and poor, and wishing all
Health, and happiness, and pleasure,
Oh, thou art a golden treasure!
Helen M. Johnson
I like dandelions. I'm sure the first bouquet of flowers I ever gave my mother, or received from my children were dandelions. Sometimes the kindergarteners at school will bring me a big bouquet of bright yellow dandelions. Even brighter are their little smiles as they bestow their special gifts upon me. I am always touched their affection and thoughtfulness. Do you have happy dandelion memories too?