"A January Dandelion" by George Marion McClellan was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on January 4, 2014. A link to the poem may be found here:
George Marion McClellan (1860 - 1934) earned a master's degree from Fisk University. In addition to writing poetry, he worked as a minister, teacher, and principal.
"A January Dandelion" is a Shakespearean style sonnet lacking only the final heroic couplet. Mr. McClellan used a dandelion "misled" into blooming by a few warm days in January as a metaphor for love lost.