Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Dandelion Clock

Dandelion Clock: A dandelion clock is the white puffy ball of seeds. In the etymological history, this is the original meaning - clock referring to a flower shape. Later clock meant bell, as, possibly, the bell had the same shape as the flower. Even later, clock became a timepiece as we know it today, possibly, because early clocks employed bells.
She cultivates them, doping the ground with things dandelions like, and helpfully spreading seed by blowing the clocks.
A Book for Today: The Bone People by Keri Hulme

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