dandylion (Taraxacum) The dandelion lights its spark Lest Brigid find the wayside dark. And Brother Wind comes rollicking For joy that she has brought the spring. Young lambs and little furry folk Seek shelter underneath her cloak. Winifred Mary Letts (1882 - 1972) dandelion also symbolises desire, sympathy, affection returned and can mean love me. Japanese culture: faithfulness, happiness and is also known as love's oracle.