AMONG THE DANDELIONS
In an 1898 issue of "Harper's Weekly."
Williston Fish wrote "I leave to children
exclusively, but only for the life of their
childhood, all and ever, the dandelions
of the fields and the daisies thereof, with
the right to play among them freely."
With Mr. Fish, we too, would leave...
The beauty of the butterfly
The lowing of cattle
The coolness of a shade tree
The feather of a baby owl
The morning glories and tulip trees
Honey suckle and acres of thistles
to be picked and blown at will
We would go for as long as possible and
as far afield as possible among the daises
and the dandelions of the world and we
would see and be seen...as little children
(First published on April 13, 2013,
with revisions made on April 26,2020)