One Mushroom: perspective

One Mushroom: perspective
One Mushroom: perspective

Upon a knoll, beneath a majestic elm,
a mushroom sits gently upon terra firma,
its redolent earthy scent,
like fresh air in a rain forest,
drawing its life from nutrients beneath,
its white pristine shape,
a tiny miracle in relief,
amid the surging tree roots
that breach the ground in snake-like protrusions.

It can see below that grand old knoll,
a running stream and grasslands so green,
as if painted by a brush vivid,
that none could contest its dream of perfection,
and by that meandering stream
weeping willows doused in crystal flow,
the fronds tossed so softly as if embraced,
and birds chatter in melodic tone,
swoop on water and land to catch a morning feast.

I am but a mushroom, it considers,
lost within beauty,
shaded by a wholesome giant,
yet free within its roots to thrive,
and from my vantage I see perfection glimmer,
sunlight growth in abundance,
yet I in shade of moist dark earth
increase my girth every day,
being where I’m supposed to be.

And so beneath a giant, a small white being
sucks upon the earth,
and grows its worth to perfection,
its view of life like a dream fulfilled,
no ill or strife to reap,
just life burgeoning outwardly,
blessed by sun and rain without refrain,
just the ongoing flow of life.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Tony DeLorger

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

4 thoughts on “One Mushroom: perspective

  • May 5, 2017 at 1:40 AM
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    Again you touch wonderfully upon the beauty of life, life of a perfect little being. Your vivid imagery is lovely and brings the whole scene to life. Well done, Tony. Beautiful piece.

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  • May 5, 2017 at 3:08 AM
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    Much appreciated Phyllis, some of the little things hold just as much wonder as the large. Life’s about perspective. Take care.

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  • May 5, 2017 at 10:35 AM
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    The images here are beautifully written, this piece reminds of one that you put up about a picked daisy on Allpoetry, the new perspective of the flowers view point, the perspective of a mushrooms viewpoint. Both extroardinarily creative, to ponder the viewpoints not only of ourselves and other humans, but what all living things might see through their eyes. Lovely Tony.

    Best,
    Mel

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  • May 5, 2017 at 6:34 PM
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    Thanks Mel, glad you liked the idea; I always try to seek new perspectives in everything as it changes the limited way we see things. Cheers!

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