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Dandelion     By Jean Harris  ©

To look and not see………………………

Everything is beautiful if only the mind is open.

It touched my soul for a moment

A moment in time.

Something so small,  so common, not noticed by all.

I cupped the gentle flower in my hand

So soft, see how it lifts its face to the sun.

Each petal a wonder of nature, fingers of yellow and gold,

its leaf jagged and torn.

What is this simple form?……………………..a  dandelion.

Time moves on and it’s nearby friend

changes with age as we all must.

I stop to feel the light, feathery fronds,

torment, as it dissolves in my hand.

Destroyed in its grace to be lost to the earth

For a moment it was mine.

Jean Harris September  2015

WHAT NOW? by Jean Harris ©

The end has arrived……………………………………

The breaking of a bond.

We came bringing the gifts of life to the table;

We shared our lives, our thoughts, our fears;

Together we laughed and we cried;

We were guided with wisdom, warmth and love.

And trod unknown paths of revelation.

Do with it what you will…………………

It won’t be easy, but what rewards?

As new friends we parted with sadness and hope.

We all hold the light gently in our hands,

don’t let it go out.

………………….it is the arrival of the beginning.