Marveling over mushrooms

There’s a small city
I never really see,
right outside
in front of me.

It’s hidden in the glen
thickets deep,
where the clover
likes to creep.

The little city bustles
with a steady flow
of creatures so tiny
they’re hard to know.

So, at last, today,
I opened my eyes,
shook to my core
by the loveliest surprise.

A small city
I’d never really seen,
right outside,
all for me.

© 2021 Michelle Cook


Photo credit: © 2021 Michelle Cook

47 thoughts on “Marveling over mushrooms

        1. Oh I remember that one! 😃 It carries my thoughts to another world. 🍄

          I was so sad the other day when someone kicked off all the mushroom caps, but then a zillion more mushrooms popped up in their place. So of course I’ve been trying to capture all the new ones in photos as soon as they spring up.

          And I wholeheartedly agree. I don’t know how I’d survive without all those magical moments within the mundane. I think that’s what’s gotten me through this pandemic! 💫😅

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. I always love finding these unexpected treasures on my daily walks. I never know what I’ll find but it’s the tiniest things that impress me the most.

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    1. Thank you so much, Ace! I’m feeling very inspired by nature lately. I’m thinking that I should start posting more of my photographs along with my poetry. I take so many pictures and I hardly ever share any of them. I hope you’re having a wonderful day. 💫

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      1. Of course!!! I’ve been feeling the same way recently. Nature has much to learn from! YES, you should definitely share more of your photography…you obviously have quite the talent!!! I am, thank you! Hope you are too, much love 🖤🤗

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        1. Thanks again… it is that time of year… we get lost in the crunch of the leaves as we stroll through the vibrant colors of autumn. 🍂And I’m glad you are, I am too! ☺️

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