Blatant Silliness: If I Could Talk to the Plants…

Posted on March 19, 2012. Filed under: Blatant Silliness |


Officially Spring starts tomorrow, but Spring is in in the air – it is so warm and beautiful here in Boston.  Most definitely, not a week for serious, or even semi-serious, blogging!

Plus I spent the weekend in Reiki training and had no time for putting together formal posts, but during one of the post initiation meditations I had this pop into my head and I choose to share it for the fun, herby spring like essence it embodies…

Doctor Dolittle

Doctor Dolittle (Image via

If I Could Talk to the Plants
(based on If I Could Talk to the Animals from Doctor Dolittle –  apologies to the lyricists…)

If we could talk to the plants, just imagine it
Chatting to a Hawthorn in Hawthornese
Imagine talking to a Cleaver, chatting to a Mugwort
What a neat achievement that would be.

If we could talk to the plants, learn their languages
Maybe take a plant degree.
We’d study Fenugreek and Basil, Butterbur and Nettle,
Schisandra, Shatavari, and Tulsi.

We would converse in Iceland Moss and Saffron,
And we could curse in fluent Feverfew*.
If people asked us, can you speak in Astragalus,
We’d say, “Of courserous, can’t you?”

If we could talk to the plants, learn their languages
Think of all the things we could discuss
If we could walk with the plants, talk with the plants,
Grunt and squeak and squawk with the plants,
And they could squeak and squawk and speak and talk to us.

Yes, I took a little license here and there but I think I did a pretty spanking job, especially considering it is extremely close to how it appeared whole in my head over the weekend!  Or is that a too disturbing insight to how “special” my mind is? 🙂

* I’m betting Feverfew swears like a drunken sailor!

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2 Responses to “Blatant Silliness: If I Could Talk to the Plants…”

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Oh dear, I clicked on this because it said “Blatant Silliness.” Ha! Right on the nose!
I often wonder what my dog and cat would say but I can see their expressions, it’s almost a meaningless wish.
Plants droop, thrive, die, bloom, refuse to thrive, spread, or disappear. That’s their overt language. But they do speak to us by getting in and talking in more subtle ways. Good thing, huh?

Yup. Silly fun, but with a bit of truth inside.


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