Consider these lines from a song by Jethro Tull on the “Green Man”
Jack, do you never sleep
does the green still run deep in your heart?
Or will these changing times,
keep us apart?
Well, I don’t think so
I saw some grass growing through the pavements today.
The rowan, the oak and the holly tree
are the charges left for you to groom.
Each blade of grass whispers Jack-In-The-Green.
Oh Jack, please help me through my winter’s night.
from “Jack in the Green” by Jethro Tull
Do you think progress and technology are slowly destroying the spirit of nature and wilderness that Jack-in-the-Green represents? Is there still a place for the Green Man in each of us?