This Surprised Me About Dandelions

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This spring, the children and I read Valerie Worth’s poem “Dandelion”. It forever changed how we see this common weed. Dandelions are a reminder of God’s handiwork throughout the universe.


Out of
Green space,
A sun:
Bright for
A day, burning
Away to
A husk, a
Cratered moon:
In a week
To dust:
The infinite
Lawn with
Its starry

Valerie Worth
The moon and then – with a puff – the stars

“His fingers set the moon in place,
The stars their Maker’s hand declare;
In earth and sky alike we trace
The pattern of His constant care.”

from the hymn “How Great Our God’s Majestic Name” by Timothy Dudley-Smith