Living With Dandelions Poem

Though we dug them out and sprayed 'em
And we mowed 'em into shreds
We were powerless to dissuade 'em
From filling up our beds


They doubled and quadrupled
And it was the cruelest thing
Oh, when it comes to weeds, I swear
The dandelion is king

Yes, we dumped on glycophosphate
But they came back anyway
So we poured the vinegar on straight
(The grass died right away)
We weren't stingy with the 2, 4-D
It hardly did a thing
For when it comes to weeds, indeed
The dandelion is king

They were impossible to beat
We reckoned we were foiled
Until we learned that we could eat
'em finely chopped and boiled
We sauted 'em and we fried 'em
And they added quite a zing
For when it comes to freebies, well
The dandelion is king

Now we gather them in bunches
As their tender leaves emerge
And they feature in our brunches
And we're mighty proud to serve
the weed that used to drive us wild
Yes, now we welcome spring;
For when it comes to salad greens
The dandelion is king

By M. Whitsell from U.K.

April 25, 20070 found this helpful

Dandelion Salad with Cooked Dressing

Dandelion Syrup

Dandelion Salad Vinaigrette

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April 25, 20070 found this helpful

Thanks, I loved this little poem. When I first started reading down I thought 'Oh, I wonder if I should write a little poem saying you can also EAT them', but reading down further I saw that was already covered!

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April 25, 20070 found this helpful

I dearly love your poem, and it is very timely as I am fighting a never-ending battle trying to get rid of the dandelions in my yard! I haven't gotten the courage yet to eat them, tho. Maybe someday! God bless you!

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April 27, 20070 found this helpful

Delightful!! I love dandelions because they usually are the first flowers a child presents to his/her mother .

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June 29, 20150 found this helpful

It is so good to know that someone is not using anymore those deadly chemicals that it deserves my best dandelion salad receipe:

Wash the leaves of the dandelions, put them in the salad bowl, add finely chopped garlic, and a handful of grossly chopped walnuts add a few tablespoons of oil, salt and pepper. Heat finely chopped pig belly or fat bacon in a large pan until boiling, then add a little vinegar (apple cider is best) to the same heated pan, pour when still hot, the fat, the bacon and the vinegar on the dandelions , serve immediately. You can add to the dandelions, before pouring the hot bacon and fat, some boiled eggs or boiled potatoes.

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