All that tree-beacon
was covered in gold; and gems stood
beautiful at the reaches of the Earth,
of which there were five up on the crossbeam.
All the Lord’s angels watched there,
fair for all eternity.
That was surely not a bad-man’s gallows,
for they saw it there, the holy spirits,
the men on Earth, and all the glorious beings.
Wondrous was this victory-tree,
and I, marked with sin,
was wounded with grave sores of guilt.
I saw the glorious tree
honored with adornments, shining with joys,
adorned with gold; and gems nobly
had covered that tree of the forest.