The Little Dandelion by Lula Lowe Weeden
The dandelion stares
In the yellow sunlight.
How very still it is!
When it is old and grey,
I blow its white hair away,
And leave it with a bald head.
The african-american poet Lula Lowe Weeden started writing poems as a child to immediate success. Her poems are intricate and direct.
“Caroling Dusk: an Anthology of Verse by Black Poets.” Edited by Countee Cullen.