Dandelion Chai

Photo by Derrick J Knight

a distant star dies

journeys a billion light years

nurtures a child’s wish


dreams not left to chance

child’s breath on dandelion

in a puddle, stars


a man emerges

armoured in child’s scar tissue

seeks the star within


The words ‘child’ and ‘star’, prompts from RonavanWrites’ Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge were floating through my consciousness, not readily forming a connection. The missing piece that woke my muse from her slumber was a photo of dandelion seeds floating in water that I saw in a post by Derrick J Knight. Then it all came together, making me smile, and reminding me of the story of Yashoda seeing the universe in Krishna’s mouth as I drank my dandelion chai. Thanks Ronovan and Derrick for the inspiration, and thanks for permission to use your photo, Derrick!