Monday, August 06, 2007

After the Rains

After days of rain and generally gloomy weather, I woke up to sunshine and these little delights which popped up seemingly overnight!


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.

2 comments:

Kim McCabe said...

Beautiful mushrooms!

Amy P said...

Mother Nature's stunning work. TFS!