Emily Dickinson

The Mushroom is the Elf of Plants

The Mushroom is the Elf of Plants – At Evening, it is not At Morning, in a Truffled Hut It stop opon a Spot As if it tarried always And yet it’s whole Career Is shorter than a Snake’s Delay – And fleeter than a Tare – ‘Tis Vegetation’s Juggler – The Germ of Alibi – Doth like a Bubble antedate And like a Bubble, hie – I feel as if the Grass was pleased To have it intermit – This surreptitious Scion Of Summer’s circumspect. Had Nature any supple Face Or could she one contemn – Had Nature an Apostate – That Mushroom – it is Him!

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