Winter Dandelion


dandelion down,
its frozen petals and stem
hoard sunshine

Copyright 2018 Brenda Davis Harsham

Notes: Florida is so cold, iguanas are falling from trees! Farther up the coast,Β thundersnow and coastal floods are calamities brought by the 2018 Bomb Cyclone Blizzard. This photo was taken a couple of weeks ago, before the thick snow arrived.

Happy Poetry Friday! Thanks to Catherine at Reading to the Core for hosting this frosty Friday.

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During this extreme weather, I can’t help hoping you’re snug and warm.


87 thoughts on “Winter Dandelion

  1. At first glance, I thought the picture was a sidewalk drawing. I guess my Florida brain can’t compute frozen dandelions. I love your poem–it captures the image perfectly.

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  2. Winter dandelion is quite the oxymoron, isn’t it? But how I would love to be hoarding some sunshine. Lovely poem and stunning photo. We are expecting ice this weekend – not looking forward to it. Stay warm!

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  3. Brenda, I was intrigued by the title and then, the photo. The lines of the poem hold the reality of the situation. I would like to capture this image poem for my winter gallery. Would you be able to embed the words onto the image with your location so I can then easily place it in the gallery. Right now it is too large to capture it?

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  4. What a photo and haiku to capture this cold, cold week. I love the idea of that dandelion hoarding sunshine for later. Maybe I should break out a jar of dandelion jelly I made last spring. It’s so cold here that the water around the rim of my HEATED waterer is freezing overnight. At least the chickens are taking it all in stride.

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  5. Winter this year is being considerate to nobody!!!
    Love the photograph you managed to take but it sends chills down my spine just thinking about how cold it must have gotten after this…
    happy New Year to you, I hope you are battling the cold well! πŸ™‚

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