The four women sat in a circle and passed round the libation cup. Each drank a little from it and then Calla, who was the last to hold it, poured the remainder into the tall green plant which rested in the middle of the floor. Honey, spring water, herbs, they had become accustomed to the taste and the plant seemed to appreciate it. Rose and Sarah thought the leaves greener and glossier after each ritual watering.
Harris, Margaret, Theatre of Women, Kunapipi, 15(2), 1993.