It was the Winter Wilde, While the Heav’n-born-child, All meanly wrapt in the rude manger lies, Nature in aw to him, Had doff’t her gawdy trim, With her great Master so to sympathize:
Hymn on the Morning of Christ’s Nativity.
John Milton 1608-74
Wild Wood near Cherries by Astri. Decenber 2013.
Astri painted this on her ipad one morning whilst walking round Midhurst Common. It is a lovely painting that shows the secret corners which can be found in the area. Such tangled wood is found away from the main paths and is often only discovered by those who know the Common well and seek out quiet corners.