Monday, 6 April 2009

Fungi


I kept an eye out for fungi. There is always fungi in the rain forest but with the autumn rains there are many more.

Words to walk with:
Sleeping in the Forest by Mary Oliver
"I thought the earth remembered me,
she took me back so tenderly,
arranging her dark skirts, her pockets
full of lichens and seeds.
I slept as never before, a stone on the river bed,
nothing between me and the white fire of the stars
but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths
among the branches of the perfect trees.
All night I heard the small kingdoms
breathing around me, the insects,
and the birds who do their work in the darkness.
All night I rose and fell, as if in water,
grappling with a luminous doom. By morning
I had vanished at least a dozen times
into something better."

3 comments:

  1. Ooo that is lovely thank you. Take a deep breath through the nose pour moi!

    That poem is multi-layered. I do like that: where a writer makes me do the work.

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  2. I love fungi, they are incredible 'things'... :-)

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  3. Ahha ... another afficionado!!

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