Alizarin Suite

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 

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