And All The Time I Was Picking Up Potatoes, I Did Have Conversations With Them

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And all the times I was picking up potatoes,

I did have conversations with them.

Too, I did have thinks of all their growing days there in the ground,

and all the things they did hear.

Earth-voices are glad voices,

and earth-songs come up from the ground through the plants;

and in their flowering,

and in the days before these days are come,

they do tell the earth-songs to the wind ...

I have thinks these potatoes growing here did have knowings of star-songs.

– Opel Whiteley, 8 years of age, The Singing Creek where the Willows Grow – The Mystical Nature Diary of Opal Whiteley, Penguin, 1994.