Winter Tree 1

The Winter Tree

Jack Frost biting, nips the air
Silver shining, notes the hare
who watches Mother Nature’s glee
as she creates the Winter Tree

The sparkle of her diamond shroud
reflects the grey of winter clouds,
as deep within our Mother Earth
lies buried treasure, gifts of birth –

that dwell in witness silently
whilst wisdom rises, yet unseen
as Solstice nexus, magickly
initiates the Winter Tree

To gaze upon the pale blue skies
with irridescent, twinkling eyes,
her shards that capture wind and sun
in knowledge that we overcome –

The trials as hibernation calls
as we withdraw inside our walls,
and comfort, warmly, round the fire –
Oh log of Yule – The blessed pyre –
of sacrifice to thee and me,
gifted by the Winter Tree.

So, viewer, as you gaze entranced,
within the spell the painter cast,
In the knowledge that your dreams,
are fulfilled now! ‘Tis Alchemy!

Poem by Mark Golding. Painting by Alice Mason, 2011

About alicemason1

Artist, painter. All works on this blog are my copyright. Do not use any works for your own websites, commercial ventures or publicity. If you would like to ask permission to use any works for your own ventures, please email me: or contact via this blog. Again, ALL WORKS ARE MY COPYRIGHT. Ask permission, and I will ask for a donation. Artists need to earn a living. Always credit an artist when you have obtained permission. I am an artist, illustrator and mother and live by the sea in the south east of England. I paint every day and am inspired by nature, mysticism and consciousness.. I hold art retreats in southern Spain. These retreats are for lovers of nature, art, walking, mountains, creativity, dance, music, yoga and meditation. I work alongside other artists to bring about these retreats. All works on this blog are my copyright. Do not use for your own purposes. If you would like to buy rights to use an image, please contact me on or visit my Etsy shop. My Etsy shop:
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2 Responses to Winter Tree 1

  1. i love trees and your are especially beautiful

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