Beauty from the Underworld & Mushroom Village

Photograph: “Mushroom Village”

Beauty from the Underworld

From the shadows, a world like no other,
a kingdom buried in emerald green forest
soil rich and damp, hiding from the sun,
lichens and fungi, mushrooms and moss

Wet woodlands give rise to colonies rich with life,
a masterpiece of colors and textures
waiting to share secrets, with you and I
beauty from the underworld.

Photograph and poem by Greg Turlock

Greg Turlock is a published poet, author and photographer. His credits include “Rivers of Life”, award-winning poem from the 2019 Alberta Arts Awards, and “Hightops in the Snow”, his new young-adult novel. Greg lives near Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada. See more of Greg’s work here: