Sporous

Early raindrops
patter
and the black
matter
of the forest exhales,
rich
and slow,
happy spores that spread and grow.

Exquisite
mother-of-pearl,
puff-balled and ink-capped
mushrooms twirl
a polka with scarlet dotted toadstools,
at the annual fungus festival,
tripping psychedelic
happiness with fly agaric.

Kim M. Russell, 2nd October 2020

bokeh photography of red mushroom

My response to dVerse Poets Pub Monday Quadrille: In Need of a Happiness Project

Lille would like us to be happy on this second day of November. 

Image by Lisa P. on Unsplash

57 thoughts on “Sporous

  1. LOVE this psychedelic forest party! Happy spores and mother-of-pearl mushrooms. Would LOVE to take a walk to this special place….happiness is a bit of forest bathing as the Japanese say 🙂

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  2. I’ve seen so many mushrooms this year, and I love the thought of them having a psychedelic fungus party! All those bright colors–what fun! I’m imagining some tripping squirrels and worms and other creatures.

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  3. Hahaha, I love this! I especially adore these lines:

    “at the annual fungus festival,
    tripping psychedelic
    happiness with fly agaric.”

    If you’re not trippin’, you’re flippin’. Hehe.

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  4. This is exquisitely drawn, Kim 😀 I love; “Exquisite mother-of-pearl, puff-balled and ink-capped
    mushrooms twirl,”.. and can almost picture them. 💝💝

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  5. A rich paean to fungi, Kim: I am impressed at how you manage to capture their nature in so few words with your powerful imagery. Fungi are fascinating when you stop to think about them, ranging from deadly poisonous to psychotropic.

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