"Tree of Life"
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Oil painting
by Chip Ghigna

Tree of Life

Gaia, Gaia

burning bright

body swaying

left and right

circles, tunnels

at your side

pull us toward

the dream you hide

roots on fire

treetops ice

heaven, hell

your sacrifice

©Charles Ghigna


  1. What a talented artist Chip is! I love this tree painting and also "Night Tree." So much energy flowing through these trees. Your poem captures the color and line of the painting wonderfully.

  2. Thanks, Joyce! I'll pass along your comments to Chip. He's an art major at Auburn University. I know your praise and encouragement will mean lot to him ... and to me! ;-)