Nine woods in the cauldron go, burn them fast and burn them slow.
Birch into the fire goes, to represent what the Lady knows.
Oak gives the forest might, in the fire brings the God’s insight.
Rowan is the tree of power, causing life and magic to flower.
Willows at the waterside stand, to aid the journey to the Summerland.
Hawthorn is burned to purify, and draw faery to your eye.
Hazel, the tree of wisdom and learning, adds its strength to the bright fire burning.
White are the flowers of the apple tree, that brings us the fruits of fertility.
Grapes that grow upon the vine, giving us both joy and wine.
Fir does mark the evergreen, to represent immortality unseen.
Elder is the Lady’s tree, burn it not, or cursed you’ll be.
The Poem of the Nine Woods, anonymous author, celtic poem.
This burned tree was part of my set for the electronic music performance by Morlita Quan with motive of the closing party of Art in Hats challenge, where over a hundred people came to celebrate. Curated by Quan Lavender in Second Life, this project was a call to mix fashion and art by diverse CG artists and fashion designers. You can see a part of this performance in the following video by Wizardoz Chrome.