Posted in August 2019, Choka

Are You?

Dandelion growing in cracked dry ground

Falling through life’s cracks?

Or are you a ground breaker?

Growing in the hard places,

Blooming where you’re planted,

In spite of dry times,

Letting nothing hold you back,

From reaching your goal?

Modeling tenacity,

Like teeming dandelions?

Choka

Posted in August 2016, Haibun

Wish Catcher

dandelion  seed head
She jumped so high!

Dandelion seed floating by.

“Just caught a wish!” she said

I was out shopping yesterday and as I was walking thru the parking lot to my car I saw a young lady suddenly make a giant leap into the air!

“I got it!” she exclaimed to her friends with her.

 I guess they all noticed my wondering, questioning look as I passed by them because the young lady said ” I just caught a wish!”  

She opened her hand to show a dandelion seed.

“It’s magical” said her friend. 

This moment made me smile as I remembered my childhood days of making wishes and blowing dandelion puffs. 

Magical garden

A field of Dandelion puffs

A childhood delight

Haibun