8 ways of looking at a dandelion


Among the aromas of nature

and the texture of plants

was the lone wishing flower.II.

It is of a creation

like the midnight star

holds the promise of a wish.


At the glimpse of the flower,

swaying in the breeze,

even the sticklers of society

would blow hopefully.


Oh, children of the garden,

why do you cultivate only splendors?

Do you not see how the dandelion

happens to be a flower

just as those around you?


I do not know which I prefer:

the beauty of the rose

or the mystery of the morning glory,

the bud of the flower

or just after bloom.


Petals and stems are one.

Petals, stems, and soil are one.


When the seeds have drifted out of sight,

it marks the beginning

of one hope.


The wind is sprinkled in white.

It must be the essence of the wishing flower.