Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 15,878 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Alive, Aware And Free - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

A lie-detector expert, Clive Baxter, attached
polygraph machines to philodendron leaves,
tracings showed typical responses obtained
when subject to brief emotional stimulation,
he decided to burn a leaf and the tracing went
wild showing fright, the plant read the threat
he only formulated in his head!

‘The Secret Life of Plants’ by Christopher Bird
and Peter Tomkins proved that plants respond
to thought, speech and prayer – but scientists
questioned their experiments which could not
be replicated indefinitely, only sensitives elicit
a response from plants which means they found
character determines results

This has been confirmed by quantum physics:
observation influences the object observed as
well as observer, particles follow expectations
appearing as wave or fixed point reacting to pre-
conceived assumptions; these pioneers have
been vindicated by the quantum’s probability
curve replacing pre-determination

Intensifying my fascination with all things wild and
wonderful – the clockwork universe requirement
for inevitable predictability destroyed by random
probability; every particle is alive, aware and free
to choose existence to non-being by means of
chemical communication*


‘The Reader’s Digest Book of Strange Stories,
Amazing Facts’, Reprinted July 1977

“Do Plants Have Emotions? Sensitive creatures
in the plant world” - p 91

* Studies in the Kruger National Park has shown when
a tree’s leaves are eaten, nearby trees change their
chemical composition forcing herbivores to move
several trees away to find fresh, sweet leaves;
thus nature prevents overgrazing, if animals
are forced to eat nearby leaves, they die of
bloated stomachs


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  • (12/23/2011 3:40:00 AM)


    Intensifying my fascination with all things wild and
    wonderful – the clockwork universe requirement
    for inevitable predictability destroyed by random
    wonder in a glossy poem
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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 23, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, December 23, 2011


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