Three Haiku Wednesday-Mushroom

© 2012 Michael Fiveson

 

found in my backyard

phallic offering from god

I have no interest

 

next to weeds it grew

like a circumcised missile

sent to destroy earth

 

hallucinate not

the sixties are here no more

free love gone as well

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52 thoughts on “Three Haiku Wednesday-Mushroom

      • Crimini mushrooms and Portabellas are my faves…lightly sauteed in unsalted butter–YUM!!!

        My grandpa knew mushrooms, and would bring them home to us, so they were always in abundance when I was young.

        Have you ever had a ‘puffball’? They, too, are superb!! Aaargh, now I’m really hungry!

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      • I confess to loving mushrooms but never really being exposed past the ones my lovely wife buys me at the grocery store. I once had an asphalt driveway and a big nasty mushroom actually broke right thru it. How is that possible?

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      • Ah, the power of the ‘shroom…and weeds, and grass, etc. Actually, asphalt is considered a ‘permeable’ surface; it looks very solid, but under the microscope, it’s not. Lots and lots of little air pockets, channels for all these natural things to push right through.

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  1. Couldn’t help but chuckle. I recently read a blog where the blogger discovered a nipple mushroom from God in her front yard. Your mushroom and hers would have a rip-roaring time together, I’m sure. I am such a mushroom newb. I wouldn’t know a nipple mushroom from a phallic mushroom from a ‘shroom. However, that doesn’t stop me from being a peeping Thomasina and taking photos of any that I find interesting. Lovely mushroom and randy haiku. Love it. Btw, read the middle line of each stanza. Makes another great addition to your haiku.

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    • Nipple mushroom? I have a bit more interest in that for sure. I did read the middle lines together and that is funny! And the word randy…..always has been a favorite of mine. As in ‘he was as randy as a high school boy at his first dance.’ I’m still dancing Dezra.

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    • I always wonder if I could eat these things I find. I never will, without someone in the know telling me I can. I don’t want to hallucinate either. The world is plenty scary enough without that.

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  2. As a habit I do not read the comments of others as I find them to be sort of a private, though they are publicly displayed, conversation between ye and thee. But I am somewhat dismayed that no one would touch, metaphorically speaking, the line: “like a circumcised missile”.
    Nice Haiku and awesome picture. You can do pretty and fungus as well barns as such. I like it!

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