dverse · flora · poetry · quadrille

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

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