Susan Carol Hauser

Peeping the Land: A Survey

In Peeping the Land on September 17, 2014 at 8:56 pm

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Peeping the Land: A Survey
September 17, 2014

Mushrooms in Clover with Oak Leaves
I want to ask, what kind of mushroom are they? I want a common name, a Latin binomial, a family history, as though to name is to understand, to know in a better way than just looking at them allows. They are as large as salad plates, mottled in color, browns and golds, deep, deep shades of magenta. I know this about them: they have come up under the oak trees for several years now; they are not there one day, and they are there the next, or so it seems; they are ominous somehow. They should not be touched, I think. I walk wide around them, the way I stay clear of some ideas, some thoughts, some desires, some hopes, at least until I can know their common names, their Latin binomials, something, please, of their histories.

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