Dent de Lion


Little Lion’s Tooth,
you chase me back to childhood,
baring golden fangs.

Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: Southern California
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Posted on March 11, 2012, in California, Floral Friday Fotos, haiku, Haiku Heights, I Heart Macro, Macro Monday, Mellow Yellow Monday, Postcards from Paradise, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday. Bookmark the permalink. 34 Comments.

  1. Oh – such a vibrant photo – I love it!! Beautiful words, too.

  2. Takes me back, as well, to when my boys were little and would bring me little dandelion bouquets. They were always so proud of their pickings!

  3. Lovely photo.

    Regards and best wishes

  4. Nice word choice, comparing the flower’s leaves to a lion’s tooth.

  5. Oh the dandelion is back! Pretty little yellow flower.


  6. I’ve always liked dandelions! I still like to blow the seeds off at the end of summer! NIce poem too. 🙂

  7. such a wonderful blend of colors in the photo! and your words work magic with it!

  8. Beautiful photo and haiku! I love taking photos of dandelions too.

    Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!

  9. PS: Interesting how in French the dandelion is called “pisse-en-lit” (pee in bed) as its herbal medicine use induces a diuretic effect…

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Really? My sources tell me that the very most original French, “dent de lion,” means “tooth of the lion,” referring to the notched leaves of the plant itself. Whatever the etymology of the present name, it’s a fascinating little flower—flower, not weed! 🙂

  10. Hi Magical Mystical Teacher ,

    When I was in Primary school, I think it was a female super hero who ate plants and flowers. Did you ever watch that?

  11. Love this shot 🙂 Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

  12. And very good for you – clears the blood!

  13. A sure sign that Spring is here!

  14. Beautiful words and pic 🙂

  15. A nice poem to go with this simple flower.

  16. Haha. This is so cute. Have a fabulous week.

    Cool Car

  17. This is wonderful! Yes, the reminder of childhood seems to be in every dandelion bloom! Wasn’t it awful when we grew up and learned that dandelions were supposed to be WEEDS! 🙂

  18. Your photo took me back to my childhood when I found it a challenge to pick out all the dandelion from our dichondra grass lawn. Thanks for stimulating the recalled memory.

  19. Love the macro photo and the haiku ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Magical Monday Meme)

  20. Gorgeous light and details. Happy MM!

  21. Perfect words for the picture! Visiting from Shadow Shot Sunday!

  22. Perfect words for the picture! Visiting from Shadow Shot Sunday!

  23. Oh my goodness you are SO good at this. Brilliant haiku, so evocative and warm…

  24. you are so gifted with words …inspired by all that you see.

  25. Lonely:( Where are the others:)

    Visiting for MYM- hope you can stop by:)

  26. hm, I wonder if that is another flower looking like dandelions?

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