The cool shade -- an oasis from the sultry, sparkling sun -- Embraces the damp ground And its mushrooms: stems and caps springing up One by one, gathering around an old tree stump One, two, three inches high. On one sat a hookah smoking catepiller Alice stretching her neck to chat. On another fluttered a fairy over staying from the night. By another a dragonfly soared fencing with a lady bug. That færie inch-world thrived with its cares and lives.
©2000, John A. Mills