What do dandelions do
when they sleep at night?
When their leaves and petals curl
and fold up oh-so-tight?
In the morning they wake up
and open to the sun
But at night they go to sleep
when the day is done.
When I go to sleep at night
I dream of traveling far
Past the silver moon up high
To the twinkling stars.
Perhaps when dandelions sleep
They dream about the day
When they will open up and then
Their seeds will fly away.
How boys and girls will pick them, make a wish and blow
Setting free the little seeds to scatter to and fro.
Sailing high up to the sky on fluffy, silken wings
Back up to their starry home, where the angels sing.
I smile when I think about a secret we both keep
How dandelions and people too like to dream and sleep.
© written and illustrated by Christine Summerfield May 23/2020