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Plants Dance Too! (poetic musing + more)

Just because we stand
there for a minute
and see a sprout
at a standstill
doesn’t mean it doesn’t dance
when we’re not looking.

See? ↓

I’d like to take this a step further…

It’s easy to feel disconnected from certain living thingsespecially slow-moving plants and trees. Time lapses showcase their liveliness and sometimes, I have to sit down and watch some of these videos to snap me out of my human-centric perspective. I sometimes ask myself, “Do plants feel anything?” “Can they truly react to emotions?” Instead of discrediting that, I’m going to sound like the crazy person and say, why not? I’m open to the fact that anything is possible.

As for animals and all living things (we are animals too, by the way), I feel like the tinier they are, the more easily one can feel disconnected to them. To the point where if one finds a spider in their house, they squash it. If there are a few ants, they spray insect killer. You get the point. I suppose it’s easy to kill something that doesn’t make an audible noise (that you can hear). I’ve been guilty of this, so in no way am I trying to sound self-righteous, but ever since I’ve become more conscious of the world around me, I think twice before killing a bug (can’t lie, I’m scared of spiders and centipedes). Instead, I have a trusty plastic cup and a piece of thick paper to capture them and take them outside.

I’m still conflicted when it comes to infestations, though. I don’t want to kill anything, but what if it’s taking over my house? That’s going to be A LOT of trips to the front door…



Evy Zen (formerly Eva PoeteX) is a mystic poetess, eclectic artist, fiction writer, and wellness advocate who calls the Greater Cleveland area home sweet home. Born a Clevelander with a Greek lineage, the arts started being a major part of her life the moment she picked up her first crayon. To date, dozens of Evy's writings have been featured in publications like Thought Catalog, The Journey Magazine, and Journey of the Heart: Women's Spiritual Poetry. As a spoken word poet, she has also had the opportunity to collaborate with numerous musicians across the globe. Currently, Evy is the Founding Editor of Poehemian Press and runs the decade-young poetry website (formerly The Artistic Muse). Additionally, she is the author of several independently and locally published poetry books, including "Esoterra" and "Sacred Shapes." Furthermore, she works as a full-time freelance writer and editor. In 2012, Evy received a Bachelor of Arts degree (honors) in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University. She also obtained a Diploma (distinction) in Exercise Nutrition from Shaw Academy four years later. When she's not creating, Evy Zen recharges her batteries by reading her weight in books ("The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho is her personal favorite), going on epic bike rides, meditating to ambient music, and racing super cars behind the safety of her computer or TV screen. To find out more, visit her official website at

6 thoughts on “Plants Dance Too! (poetic musing + more)

  1. When Donald J. Trump is standing on your staircase, it’s time to strike back with full force. Do not let this madman get control of your intellect. You are so much better than him.
    Life is a miracle. So beautiful and wonderful.
    Spiders are cute … as long as they do not live with me. 🙂
    ~*~ Hugs ~*~

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  2. Wonderful question ~ tough ~ and great perspective. Jainists would certainly agree… From Wikipedia: “After humans and animals, insects are the next living being offered protection in Jain practice with avoidance of intentional harm to insects emphasized. For example, insects in the home are often escorted out instead of killed. Intentional harm and the absence of compassion make an action more violent according to Jainism.” I really do mostly agree with this perspective… For most of my life I didn’t even think about it, but … I’m still growing and maturing. 😉

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    1. As am I! We all are constantly evolving on many levels.

      But if a mosquito lands on my arm, I will kill it if I get the chance. But I guess there’s a legitimate reason behind that. I wonder if “gold bloods” are exempt from mosquito bites? Lol!

      Thank you for your thoughtful comment!

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