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The Mushroom is the Elf of Plants

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 upon a Spot

As if it tarried always
And yet its 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!



Poem The Mushroom is the Elf of Plants - Emily Dickinson