Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Wild Gold

Below is a poem about dandelions written in the form called pantoum. With its repeating lines and pattern, I think of it as a word and rhyming puzzle.

Wild Gold   
  
She lives but for an hour,
a lioness resolute,
this gold that is a weed that is a flower
with healing in her roots.

A lioness resolute,
she grows in impossible places;
with healing in her roots
dispenses hardy, fair-haired faces.

She grows in impossible places.
Her wind-borne mane takes hold,
dispensing hardy, fair-haired faces
that turn white when they grow old.

Her wind-borne mane takes hold,
making summer rife with riches
that turn white when they grow old,
then soar on children’s wishes.

Making summer rife with riches,
she lives but for an hour,
then soars on children’s wishes,
this gold that is a weed that is a flower.
                        Ginger Dehlinger
                             May 2017

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