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Alizarin Suite

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Star-like notes


Sing sacrosanct

Above evergreens

Crimson deep


Cold seasons radiant

Reflects cranberry,

Alizarin, poinsettia

In icy windows


Wears quiet red


Sanctuary of the heart


Darkening days bright

© 2011 S. Michaels
Knowing Every Acre

Author’s note: Alizarin, to painters, is an ingredient for madder lake pigments of crimson hue. The ancient source of alizarin was derived from the root of an evergreen plant in India with a starlike leaf structure 

Author: LightWriters

Life. Faith. Wellness.

One thought on “Alizarin Suite

  1. Beautiful poem and photos. They put me in the spirit of Christmas.

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