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Two Mushrooms in Our Yard

The fungi in our yard cried out “photograph me!” I couldn’t resist their cries.

MUSHROOM
a poem by Emily Dickinson

The mushroom is the elf of plants,
At evening it is not;
At morning in a truffled hut
It stops upon a spot

As if it tarried always;
And yet its whole career
Is shorter than a snake’s delay,
And fleeter than a tare.

‘Tis vegetation’s juggler,
The germ of alibi;
Doth like a bubble antedate
And like a bubble hie.

I feel as if the grass were pleased
To have it intermit;
The surreptitious scion
Of summer’s circumspect.

Had nature any outcast face,
Could she a son condemn,
Had nature an Iscariot,
That mushroom,–it is him.

5 Responses to “Two Mushrooms in Our Yard”

  1. luvmyboys

    I'm glad I'm not the only one running out to heed my mushrooms cries! LOL! This photo is fantastic! I can just picture someone taking advantage of the shade underneath.

    Reply

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