If you DIDN'T understand the poem as well as you would have liked, please read the following and I hope it helps.
The trees describe my parents (Chestnut and Oak are from the same tree family, coincidence?) and so I am the leaf in the centre. The kitchen is believed to be the heart of the home (family/love/home etc.)
A maiden is an unmarried woman (me). Wig means hair and she cut off her curls (representing childhood) to grow up and become independent. Sheâ€™s â€œcoldâ€ and â€œripening to step awayâ€ because sheâ€™s finding her feet without her parents but remembering she needs to be independent for a reason.