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#110538 July 1st, 2005 at 04:29 AM
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Was presented with book by Peter Tompkins/Chris. Bird, title above. gab Don't know what to make of it. Am willing to suspend disbelief, but only up to a certain point.
Interested in reaction of forum members who may have run across it. Published in November 1972, so its been arround for a while. shk

#110539 July 1st, 2005 at 06:28 AM
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I enjoyed reading "Secret Life of plants" several years ago (don't tell Will shocked ). If you are interested in other esoteric plant books, I recommend any of the Findhorn books.

#110540 July 1st, 2005 at 07:18 AM
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Hey, just so you know,
I'm going to move this post
down into GARDENER'S gab CHAT....

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#110541 July 1st, 2005 at 09:49 AM
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Thanks Weezie.
Post directed to inappropriate forum; figured someone would redirect it for me.
Re substance of post: when I was a lot younger I followed J. B. Rhine's work on parapsychology at Duke (what ever happened to him?); also was avid sci-fi reader and open to possibility of extraterrestrial life but........in my waning years it is a real stretch to take Tomkins/Bird thesis at face value. Exerpts that I have read carefully seem compelling and cogent but.............whole thesis boggles my mind. Call me "old timer" if you will.

#110542 July 1st, 2005 at 10:49 AM
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Guess this is the time to share one of my wildflower poems . . .

AS THE WINDS BLOW - An Acrostic Rictameter

Winds blow
in from the east
nudging fruits from their pods,
down streams, o'er the woodland patches,
seeding with the ever - so - cautiously
bred; stamens spread - excite under
lightning's dev'lish blue flash.
Oh! Let the wild
winds blow!

#110543 July 1st, 2005 at 07:20 PM
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If I run across it in BIG PRINT I may just have to look into that. I love to read but can't see the print anymore lol.

#110544 July 2nd, 2005 at 07:42 AM
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Carly, what an awesome poem. I absolutely love it. Never came across this book, but what an intriguing theory. I have to check it out!

#110545 July 2nd, 2005 at 10:03 AM
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Thanks, Mary - I write a lot of poetry.

Three were just published in Poetry Canada. I often write about plants (most always nature).

That poem was written as an acrostic-rictameter.

If you didn't notice, check the first letter of each line and see what it spells.

#110546 July 2nd, 2005 at 10:14 AM
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Nice! I used to write a lot but haven't in a long time. May be that'll get me sparked about writing again. Thanks for sharing - that's always a scary thing for me...it's so personal.


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