Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 193,815 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Mushrooms - Poem by Kelly Kurt

It rained two days ago
It rained yesterday too
This morning it was cloudy and cool
Having been cooped up for a while, I went outside
On the north side of the building
Everywhere I looked
Bright yellow, with large, flat caps
Intense red, with little domes
Brown, grey, white and speckled
Every shape and size
Dense patches and scattered randomly
Like an open glade in some fairy tale
I almost expected to see gnomes or elves hiding behind a few
Later, the clouds broke
And the midsummer sun evaporated the puddles
Where the magical garden had been
Just eight hours earlier
Were shriveled, grotesque sculptures
And invisible spores, hiding in wait
For the next rainy spell
Promising their enchantment once more

Topic(s) of this poem: love, memory, nature, fantasy, hope, life


Poet's Notes about The Poem

The shade garden of the church I live in, came alive for a short time on one summer day

Comments about Mushrooms by Kelly Kurt

  • Sriranji Aratisankar (7/21/2016 1:25:00 AM)


    I almost expected to see gnomes or elves hiding behind a few
    Later, the clouds broke
    And the midsummer sun evaporated the puddles
    Where the magical garden had been
    Just eight hours earlier
    Were shriveled, grotesque sculptures
    And invisible spores, hiding in wait
    For the next rainy spell
    Promising their enchantment once more

    Yopur poem is your power. than you.10 for you.
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (7/21/2016 2:46:00 AM)

    The mushrooms have not returned yet this year. It has been hot, with little rain.

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/3/2016 2:02:00 PM)


    To respect nature! With the works of life. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (3/3/2016 2:55:00 PM)

    I cannot wait for this year's first bloom

  • Melvina Germain (11/1/2015 11:35:00 AM)


    A stream of intoxication all embracing the power of rain...Love it..... (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/1/2015 4:30:00 PM)

    Quite often a sudden burst happens. Sometimes it's just one variety. That day there were at least half a dozen and in large numbers. I was mesmerized!

  • Thomas Case (3/29/2015 9:21:00 AM)


    good poem....I like the free verse style. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (3/29/2015 12:39:00 PM)

    Thank you, Thomas, for your kind review.

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (3/28/2015 11:14:00 PM)


    May it rain again and again
    So the enchantment remains

    Beautiful poem. (10)
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (3/28/2015 11:59:00 PM)

    Thank you, Madathil. I can't wait til they appear again.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 28, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, April 20, 2015


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