The Dancing Plant/No Time-Lapse Required
If we sped time a thousand-fold,
Then spied on silent, leafy plants
Who stand stock-still above their roots,
We’d soon grasp how wildly alive
Our green-clad cousins are. They strive
And twist for space, wiggle their shoots
And whip their leaves like flagellants.
As noons fly past, like stories told.
I wrote those lines for The Water Mage’s Daughter (epic poem on Amazon) many years ago, and last night, for the first time, I saw this video. For this plant, time doesn’t need to be sped up. Just play it music and it moves! A true wonder.
You can learn more tree lore in Loveland, CO this late May.