Treasure Island

mary douglas


Lion (And You Know Which One)


[To The Cowardly Lion Of Oz]


the dandelion lion on the cream-colored road
swished his tail in the churning fog
'I'm not afraid, ' he almost roared
(quite unsettling the little dog)

'of any beasties I can't see
whenever my friends are here with me.'
the dandelion dandy lion
when lemon ice-box stars emerged
purred with joy on the
butter-rum road, picking out thistles

from his curlicued fur
and melted gruffly
(wouldn't you?)

as the sweet green castle
came in view-

mary angela douglas 9-11 february 2010

Submitted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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  • Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (8/26/2014 5:20:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem. However, I must confess that I don't know much about dandelion lions. Notwithstanding, I enjoyed reading the poem. (Report) Reply

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