Gnome Homes

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Mushrooms damp, mushrooms wet,

mushroom fallen, overset.

Can I eat you or would I die?

Better be safe and leave you lie.

Fairies, sprites, elves and gnomes

Need your caps for their homes.

In darkness you bloom in your magic way

Tempting, taunting and fae.

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Copyright 2013 Brenda Davis Harsham

53 thoughts on “Gnome Homes

  1. What a great poem! Mushrooms always surprise me; seeming to come from nowhere overnight, they necessarily evoke older spirits… AND you inspired me to write a couple of my own pieces of autumn fancy over at my Fairy of Disenchantment blog! I love what you do here. ^_^

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  2. I love this, the difference between a tasty mushroom and a poisonous toadstool is a matter of appearance until consumed. Then OH! boy you know. Lovely ditty. πŸ˜‰ lovely post. X

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        • Ah, an elf is different things to different people in different cultures. Some describe them as tiny, with wings and a connection to nature. Some have a mischievous nature. Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream involved the Fairy Queen Titania, but they were the same size as people and no wings. Some call that type of fairy the Sidhe. I could go on and on… A gnome is usually small and in a garden.

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