Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Dandelion Fairy Clocks


How do Fairies tell the time?
Surely girls and boys should know.

First they find a dandelion
Run to seed, and then -they blow!

Poof! and it is one o'clock!
Poof! poof! that will make two!

Poof! poof! poof! and three is chiming!
What I say is strange but true

If, when you have counted twelve
And some seeds still remain,

Worthless is that floral time piece
Find another, -try again.

Thus the Fairie's tell the time
But a fact that you should know

Is that they are, when they're counting
Very careful how they blow.

Poem by E. Oxenford

3 comments:

Marilyn Miller said...

Very cute! Now that is a way to pass the pleasure on for many pretty yellow flowers in the garden.

comfrey cottages said...

enchanting poem! thank you for sharing it! i adore dandelions and you have just given me one more reason to love them! hugs :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Adorable poem! I may print that one out!

Katherine