Poem -

Liberty Cap

'tis the season for psilocybin

Liberty Cap

Liberty caps liberate
like ink in water dissipates
psilocybin on my dinner plate
no turning back

A laxative to a blockage 
bounty of an autumn woods forage
the oats to the fortified porridge 
mushroom tea black

Crisp clean technicolors 
the eight of seven wonders
strobe lightening without thunder 
an almighty silent clap

Bright illuminessant neon gasses
ergot fungi on Albert Hoffman's grasses
embracing the horror until the doom passes
a sexy sensual sensory attack

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Nigel Cresswell

Oh Penn cricket pitch, I have to visit you soon......
Nigel 

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Syd

You're the second person that has mentioned some magical cricket pitch after reading this poem. I wonder if it's the same one? Get them before they're gone Nigel!

Have fun - Syd 

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Nigel Cresswell

Mate I've got to tell you this. When I was in my early 20's I was picking on Reading University playing fields. Doing the usual, one for me, one for the bag. Just beginning to get a bit wobbly so thinking I've probably got enough. Then I hear a horse trotting towards me, I look up and a bloody great dobbin is charging at me. 
The rider pulled the horse up just in front of me and said "I say, are you shrooming?" I nodded, she said "you might like this." Then she reached into her saddle bag and gave me a flyagaric. Then just rode off. I f***ing bizarre. 
Nigel 

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Syd

Ha ha, that's a story to tell the grandkids....Or maybe not. I've never had a flyagaric, still time yet though. Mushrooms get such bad press but in my eyes they're one of the safest ways to alter your conscious, as long as you eat the right ones. They get bad press because of the minority of idiots who take them in large quantities thinking that they are clever. Mushrooms are the destroyer of egos. Leave your ego at the door or face their wrath ūü§Į
 

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Nigel Cresswell

Totally agree with you mate. In small enough doses to be noticed but not too much more they have proved to be very beneficial to mental health. 
In pre Roman times at the winter solstice arch druids (normally wearing red robes and with long white beards) as part of the Yule tradition would hand out mushies. 
I'm all for tradition me. 

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Syd

Agreed. I'm definitely traditional in that respect.

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi Syd.  I have never done "Shrooms" but I have heard it can really trip you out with imagery and a very distorted view of the world around you.  Tony will definitely want to read this.  He will get it...lol.  You do a great job of painting a picture of the sensory effects of the elusive mushroom cap's illusionary world. Great work. xo ;)

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Syd

Thank you so much Cherie. I hope Tony likes it. Shrooms are not for the faint hearted but with the right dose you can feel totally enlightened. I once read a book that theorized that early religion stemmed from the use of hallucinogenics. It's definitely a plausible theory when you look at the native Americans for example.

Thanks for for reading and commenting. Hope you're keeping well  - Syd xo 

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Tony Taylor

Wow!! Cherie was right!!.......I LOVE this...... anything to do with shrooms is something I am willing and ready to appreciate......Psilocybin is one of the most positive experiences I have EVER come across in my lifetime ~ so much so that I pursued their benefited for many years...... They are NOT something to be taken lightly and should be UNDERSTOOD (from a research stand point) before partaking!!..... This poem speaks VERY truthfully/poetically about there beneficial aspects ~

                              ~ "Bounty of an autumn woods forage
                                  The oats to the fortified porridge....."

I went to the mountains of OAXACA in Mexico where (after some negotiations) I was invited to participate in the tribes spiritual ceremony..... we sat,  in a circle, in the center of which there was an iron vat boiling, then a cup of mushroom tea was passed around to each member of the circle..... My entire life changed that day......I will share the experience with you in a private message..... It was a VERY positive experience that I wish EVERYONE could experience.......AMAZINGLY powerful and profoundly life-changing are phrases that I would use...... but I have to go now and it will take thousands of words to adequately describe it.......I LOVE this write SYD!!.....thanx so much for sharing this....... there is much to share......ALL STARS!! & PINNED!!.....LOVE &^ ROCKETS !!........T xo : )

 

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Syd

Thanks so much for your comment Tony. I'm glad you enjoyed this one. I totally agree...They should be approached with caution but the juice is definitely worth the squeeze. That is one hell of a story you speak of, I wish I could experience something so outlandish myself (I'm usually sat at my friends house with trippy music videos and weird conversations etc.)
I never realised you had such awe and respect for the shroom. Respect!

I know what you mean about the experience  being too much to put into words.

Take care  - Syd xo 

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Violet Freese

Love this and your art work is just brilliant.  Really like your writing and style.. excellent !

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Syd

Thanks so much Violet. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem, unfortunately I can't take credit for the artwork (I wish I could) it's courtesy of Google images.

Best wishes  - Syd 

 

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Violet Freese

Well take credit for great writing and a great choice in art.  
violet

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