Military Mushrooms

faerie ring

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These rings or semi-circular arcs show up in the lawn with regularity, but usually in the back yard.  This fall a sizeable bough from one of the willows fell and laid there for a month or so.  It was finally cut into pieces and hauled away, but it left behind what the photo is showing.

Faerie’s fungi march,
step by step,
around the yard.
Sprouting weeks ago,
frost has spoiled
their crisp caps and gills.
Deer pawed and nibbled,
they are unbowed.
Hardy soldiers
won’t be so easily stopped.
As the campaign proceeds
they are snowed in,
at ease.

dverse prompt — quadrille with spoil

20 Comments Add yours

    1. msjadeli says:

      so happy you liked it

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  1. lillian says:

    Faeries fungi march….LOVE it! I’ve always thought of mushrooms as fairies table tops 🙂 Or possibly umbrellas in times of storms. Unique and delightful post to the prompt!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      thank you so much and glad you enjoyed it. i tried to put something in there about them being rooftops under the snow for the mice but couldn’t manage it 🙂

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  2. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like how you described them as “Hardy soldiers”.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      thank you. and they are! i see them out of the front window every time i walk by. they are growing even after all of this sub-freezing temperature and snow. not sure how, but they are

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  3. kanzensakura says:

    Nice poem but exceeds the 44 word limit for a quadrille. Did you read the prompt?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      huh? just recounted it twice and see 44. what am I missing?

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  4. Janice says:

    Interesting mushroom phenomena and I love how you transformed it into a poem.

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  5. I love the fairy tale feel of this magical quadrille 🙂💕

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    1. msjadeli says:

      thank you Christine 🙂

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  6. sanaarizvi says:

    You had me at the opening ❤❤❤❤ this is beautifully rendered.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      thank you for your kind words 🙂

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  7. Funny how they look… the magic I know, they call them witches’ circles here in Sweden… 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I took pics of them today and will add them to the post soon.

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  8. Such a nice poem! Lovely use of metaphor brought to fruition.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      thank you Christine 🙂

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  9. Gina says:

    this is like a fairy tale -so unique and original!

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