‘Dandelions’ by Zachary Dilks The Society May 17, 2017 Beauty, Poetry 11 Comments Could the dandelion be excused for not being a rose, If its effort to grow was much greater; If it labored and toiled Through unfavorable soil, And bloomed just a little bit later? Would its gaunt be forgiven and size overlooked If the looker could see what’s within? Sure, the rose has its place, But it can’t match the grace Of when dandelions dance in the wind! Zachary Dilks is a writer currently residing just outside of Austin, Texas. A toolmaker by trade and a poet by heart, he began pursuing his passion for writing at age 17. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 11 Responses Zachary Dilks May 17, 2017 My apologies on poorly editing. Three instances of misused “it’s”. That’s what you get for writing with auto-correct. Reply Joe Tessitore May 17, 2017 Great imagery! Well done Zach! Reply Zachary Dilks May 17, 2017 Thank you very much, Joe. By the way, your poem “Weeping Willow” is very touching to me. I find poems involving nature always jive really well with my heart. Most especially weeping willow trees. There’s always so much to be said with them. I’ve always hoped that they cry for us instead of because of us. Reply Amy Foreman May 17, 2017 I really like the rhythm and subject matter! Nice work! Reply Zachary Dilks May 17, 2017 Thank you, Amy! I want to tell you that your poem “Ballad: Our Crew of Two” is amazing. The rhyming was so solid and the words were like watching a movie. It’s one of those poems I read and wish that I had written it. Reply David Hollywood May 17, 2017 It’s a lovely appreciation. Reply Zachary Dilks May 17, 2017 Thank you, David. That’s very kind of you. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Reply Douglas Thornton May 17, 2017 Reminiscent of Wordsworth! Reply Zachary Dilks May 17, 2017 Thank you for that, Douglas. That’s probably too kind, but I very much appreciate it and am glad you liked my poem. Reply Sathyanarayana May 18, 2017 Wow! I love this poem. It’s as beautiful as the Dandelion. Reply David Watt May 18, 2017 I always enjoy poems concerning nature, especially when they read as pleasurably as yours and evoke great imagery. Reply Leave a Reply to David Hollywood Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.