A walk in the forest
“Macbeth shall never vanquish’d be until
Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill
Shall come against him”
How could that possibly happen? Well, like this;
While encamped in Birnam Wood, the soldiers from Malcom’s Army are ordered to cut down and carry tree limbs to camouflage their numbers. Great Birnam wood marches on Dunsinane castle and Macbeth ends up having his head chopped off. Oh dear! Shame!
Trees moving is a theme in literature and folklore. The japanese believed trees were inhabited by living spirits that have the power to haunt people. So called “goblin trees” are especially nasty, the spirit is able to detach itself from the tree and walk round in the guise of a beautiful woman.
I love the idea of trees moving round independently, They would be better served for the purpose with a pair of Adidas fell running trainers don’t you think!