And ready for Khidr* the green ancient, my interior
tastily decorated with empty
wine bottles, a stack of four inflated truck
innertubes with Christmas lights dangled down inside,
two bags of Portland cement
turned too hard anymore to use, two two-gallon
kerosene containers, a plastic bottle of bubble-making
juice, and a package of
hummingbird food waiting for March.
— Coleman Barks, Tentmaking, 2001
*The Green One (of Sufi and pre-Islamic lore) is an emissary of the G_d, full of the eternal liveliness and freshness of wisdom ‘drawn out of the living sources of life.’ See http://khidr.org/ Perhaps Al-Khidr is connected to the Green Knight of Arthurian lore? How does the Celtic Green Man's earthy nature parallel these visions?