Upon Daffodils and Dandelions.


“I was wandering lonely, as a cloud,


“Oh, hello – who are you?”

“I’m a cloud.”

“Yes, I can see that. Can I help you?”

“I saw you, over here, all on your own, looking lost and lonely; and I thought, to myself ‘that cloud over there needs a friend’, I can be that friend.”


“Because I know what it’s like to be ‘lonely’ and I saw you over here being ‘lonely’ and I thought to myself that ‘that cloud over there is lonely and needs a friend!’


“Can I be your friend? Please? Pretty pretty please?”

“Well, I was going to float on high over there.”

“What, over there by the hills and vales?”


“It’s lovely over there; what with all the dandelions in the field; over there by the lake.”


“Yes. They are beautiful – even if they are weeds.”

“I though that they were daffodils.”

“Daffodils? Nah! But, it’s an easy mistake to make. I spend a lot of time studying the flowers and the weeds beside that lake. I draws inspiration from them and writes poetry about them.”

” ‘You’ do?”

“I do. Shall I recite you the one I wrote about those very dandelions?”

“If you must.”

“Okay. It goes a bit like this:

‘I floats about a bit, at will
And studies all the flowers;
I wonders as I take my fill
Of them for hours and hours.

I’ve a favourite one upon which I thrill
And it’s one I have my eye on
It’s yellow like a daffodil,
But, it’s actually a beautiful dandelion.’

What do you think?

Cloud? Cloud? Where have you gone? Please come back, I want to be your friend!”


3 responses to “Upon Daffodils and Dandelions.

  1. Let that serve as warning fair
    not every cloud who surfs the air
    desires to hear your sodding poem,
    so take the hint and scurry home
    to write of weeds and life alone
    among the daffy dillies


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