Here is a fantastic quote from the wondefully named Professor Hoxie N. Fairchild, Religious Trends in English Poetry:

"...romanticism of the 1780-1830 period is simply Protestant Christianity in a more or less delightfully phosphorescent state of decay."

That quote is like a great behind-the-back pass: not only is it pretty, it's true, yo.

And that's not just Shelley or Blake, my people, that's Wordsworth we're talking as well; heck, let's include German romanticism and those freaky Americans like Emerson in there as well.

Mushrooms phosphoresce delightfully, but we could also make a wonderful salad...marinade some champignones and onions in olive oil and vinegar...hmmm.