Monday, August 18, 2008

Elf of Plants

The Mushroom is the Elf of Plants –
At Evening, it is not –
At Morning, in a Truffled Hut
It stop 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 was pleased
To have it intermit –
This surreptitious scion
Of Summer’s circumspect.

Had Nature any supple Face
Or could she one contemn –
Had Nature an Apostate –
That Mushroom — it is Him!

Emily Dickinson 1830 - 1886


Judyann said...

Great shot of the mushrooms. Just love the look of them. Reminds me that Fall is on the way.

Country Girl said...

Bravo! The poetry and the pic are perfect together.

Chere said...

Your little mushrooms are great. Mushrooms are just so cute. I have seen some really pretty ones this year. Nature never makes a mistake with color.

Deb said...

How innovative! Great photo but the real question is....who really likes mushrooms? Not me!