POPO2022 — Day 1 — mushrooms

card 1 mushrooms resized

each cap gives a nod
chitin kingdom’s noble realm
transition’s castle

each cap gives a nod
acknowledgement of duty:
transform death to life

chitin kingdom’s realm’s
subterranean networks
flip night into day

transition’s castle
marches on yesterday’s grist
to mill today’s bread

16 Comments Add yours

  1. I love mushrooms – the ones that aren’t poisonous! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lol I’m glad you do, and those sneaky little buggers aren’t real forthcoming about whether or not they are!

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      1. When you collect them yourself, you really need to know what you’re doing – especially when you are in need of new glasses! 🙂

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  2. Sadje says:

    I love mushrooms too. A lovely poem Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje!

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re most welcome

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  3. Badfinger (Max) says:

    I love mushrooms…they have an aura about them that I just love. That is one of the reasons I like the Allman Brothers so much…perfect for their logo…but a different kind of mushroom lol.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 We couldn’t exist without them. They break down dead stuff. If they didn’t we’d be crawling through decomposing matter! I do think they have their uses in the Allman Brothers kind of way also. Humans (and some animals, I think I read!) have been using them for thousands of years for visions. I wonder how many of our myths and/or fairy tales are based on ‘shroom trips?

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        I agree… I’ve always thought Lewis Carroll used them for Alice In Wonderland. I went behind our church on break one day and there is a small spot near a tree full of mushrooms…it looked like a small forest… almost like a shadowbox…just a cool nature creation.

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  4. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #5: Jade Li’s latest #troiku!

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  5. memadtwo says:

    I like the idea of the caps nodding. Great, both poem and postcard. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂 The postcards were bought, sight unseen, at a cheap price. It was a gamble that was at times quite challenging, but I got through it!

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      1. memadtwo says:

        In a way, I like that as part of the challenge. I have accumulated so many postcards, I could just draw them out blind and see what happens. It’s a thought.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          It’s a fun way to do it, IF you have a decent set of postcards. These were OK but there were too many of some kinds. Mushrooms, for example. I like mushrooms, but trying to come up with 10 mushroom troikus wasn’t possible for me. Thankfully there were twice as many cards as I needed so it wasn’t necessary.

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