Magnifying Glass


by Annitta Hearle
December, 2006

What wonderful things are fungi
Beautiful – terrible – colourful –
Useful – necessary and photogenic
A delight to the photographer – sometimes
Distasteful to the nose – sometimes
Of great interest to the biochemist – always
Necessary for the life of the forest – and also for us
A very good excuse (if one is needed) for a walk after rain
Exercise for us – both body and brain