‘Dandelion’ by Robert MacFarlane

“Dazzle me, little sun-of-the-grass!

And spin me, tiny time-machine!

(Tick-tock, sun clock, thistle & dock)

Now no longer known as Dent-de-Lion, Lion’s Tooth, Windblow,

(Tick-tock, sun clock, nettle & dock)

Evening Glow, Milkwitch or Parachute, so

Let new names take and root, thrive and grow

(Tick-tock, sun clock, rattle & dock)”

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