Gnome Homes


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.


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. ^_^


  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


        • 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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