They say that when you see a dandelion seed,
All white and angelic,
Flying about you,
And hold it gently in your palms.
Then close your eyes,
And make a wish,
And blow it away.
It will carry your wish unto the heavens
Where it will be fulfilled.
But that old woman with wrinkles,
Who used to work on the fields all day,
and who hummed as she worked;
She told me that is not how it happens.
She says that when you catch a dandelion seed,
Then close your eyes, make a wish, and blow it away,
The seed flies to a foreign land
Where it falls
And then grows.
And when it grows, insects make their homes beneath it.
And when they protect them from danger,
They pray for the person who blew the seed their way.
They pray that their wishes come true,
So they do.