Down in the roots
And hear the great pump
Sucking the sweet milk
Of Mother Earth
feeding her babies
To the topmost frond
of the tallest palm.
Listen to the energy
pulsing up the trunks and stems
to feed every leaf
of every tree and blade of grass.
Hear the music
in the spatial ballroom
of the band of atoms, molecules
electrons and protons
playing the dance of life
everywhere you look.
Get down and listen.
Pat your foot
to the rhythm of the universe.
And realize you are part of the band
More than you know.
From Words in Flight, by The Writing Whisperer
L D Sledge
What You See Is Not What You Get
You Get Much Much More
Growing up in the wayback country in N. W. Louisiana near the Texas border, hunting, fishing, living in the woods, I never dreamed of what was really happening around me every nano-second of every day. Now that I know I am humbled and must pass what I know along to you, dear reader, and may you feel equally amazed.
There Is Another World Beneath My Feet
Trees look like solitary individuals but the ground beneath the soles of my boots tell a different story. The trees are secretly trading, talking and protecting each other, even waging war on one another. They do this by using a network of fungi that grow around and inside their roots. This network extends the entire length and breadth, the extent of any given forest. The fungi network shares resources with each other and creates a Woodwide web. See these videos on the Woodwide Web
Older trees are fondly referred to as “mother” trees that use this network to supply shaded seedlings with sugars, giving them better chance of survival. Sick and dying trees dump their resources into the network that may then be used by healthier neighbors. They use this wide and deep network of fungi, just like the internet, to send messages to each other. If attacked, as if by locusts or insect pests, they send out warnings by releasing chemical agents through their roots to warn their neighbors to raise their defenses.
Network Creates a Thriving Community
This network creates a thriving community between individuals. The next time you are in the woods, think of the trees as part of a superorganism chatting and swapping information and food beneath your feet. These pathways have been mapped and scientists have traced carbon moving from a injured mother tree down her trunk into the network and into her neighboring seedlings and neighboring trees of varieties other than her own. They traced defense signals and through back and forth conversations they increase the resilience of the whole community. These “hug” trees which mother trees are also named, have overlapping networks with
many within the forest, giving actual constant contact with the farthest tree in that particular forest.
Further Proof of a Different Kind of Intelligence and Communication
I read of one scientist who had an electronic machine that could sense the slightest thought impulses in human beings. The human would hold electrodes and certain thoughts would create measurable impulses. He connected it to a geranium plant and broke the branch of another nearby and it reacted on the tone arm of the machine. A kind of telepathy? Maybe every plant and tree on earth has such “intelligence?” I was going to drive a nail in the big magnolia in my front yard to hang a fern basket there, and was literally begged not to. I didn’t, and won’t.
I learned long ago how to communicate with trees. Don’t think I am daft. Many who won’t admit it do all of the time thinking it normal. I think farmers do it instinctively and that is the reason they are farmers. They are drawn to the feeling of life in the things they grow. There is a noticeable difference you feel when you travel through different parts of any town. Some feel heavy and dark,
and others are light and airy and safe. You can feel the same thing in the woods. What do you think is going on around you?
Near my home here in Clearwater, Florida (I moved here twenty years ago) there is a beautiful park. I walk there frequently and go fishing in the lakes. There is a particular little copse of trees perhaps 50 yards across. A walking trail runs nearby and I was drawn into it and when I entered the sheltered little space completely surrounded by healthy, happy looking oaks, I felt all my tension disappear and was told to make myself at home. I did. I go back there often.
What is Communication:
A universal communication’s definition should be “exchange of information between terminals.” It is much more than the limited, clumsy, bumbling spoken or written language the human has devised for himself. (probably originally as a warning system) When you consider the various efforts to create communication systems on planet earth, the very best still doesn’t really approach what you are trying to express. As we evolve, maybe we will learn to be telepathic, like the language
beneath our boots in the forest, on the farm. But this seems to be true:
“Words, their definitions and proper use define and justify our entitlement to our position at the top of the food chain.” (The word Whisperer, L D Sledge)
Hear Ye Hear Ye Oh Noble Farmer
Thou blessed ones whose hands caress the plow that kisses the earth that enriches the soil that gives life to our plants that in turn gives us our daily food, thou art thrice blessed to have God’s hands at work along with thine in enriching my life with food that in turn energizes my body to write these words of praise.
Get Down and Listen (like the poem says)
Perhaps after reading what I have written here you will begin to listen and hear the unspoken silent joy of your children of the soil you have turned for them to grow as they sing down there beneath your feet sending their babies up to bathe in the sunlight and give you and I sustenance in many ways. Thank thee oh brothers and sisters of the plow! Please be kind to these sensitive children at your feet and feed them the best of waters and food.
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L D Sledge, JD
The Writing Whisperer
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