The year I spent in the wonderful little town of Speyer in Rheinland-Pfalz was nothing short of fantastic. It was such a welcomed break to spend a year working as a language assistant after having just finished my degree and I made the most of it. My Speyer year taught me so much about myself, how to use my time and was a real coming-of-age chapter in my life. During my Poetrython I looked back at an old photo of a day I randomly spent mushroom picking and I couldn’t help but poetically reminisce!
We gathered mushrooms in the fall
It was a first for me
I didn’t have a clue at all
And picked them furtively!
Herr Wens if I recall was he
Who led us on this trail
Some mushroom stalks grew spindly
Some fat, large-capped and pale
The years abroad I must applaud
For bringing new surprises
Who would have thought I’d get on board
With fathoming fungi sizes?
We washed them down in Neustadt town
Upon the old Weinstraße
And frittered some in time for tea
A mushroom appetiser
The spores and grooves, they all were new
The foraging amusing
My comfort zone just grew and grew
Life‘s out there for the choosing!
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