The Painter by Dawn Munro .

Transfixed, I bow before art’s magic splendour,
enraptured by the glory of such hues,
enchanted, charmed beyond all human measure,
possessed by master’s clarity of muse –
transported to a scene of worldly wonder,
the light expressed within, a living thing –
colors bold to capture mood asunder,
and shadows with life’s honesty do ring!
Inherent are man’s feelings and emotion.
My joy is touched by tears that gently fall.
This beauty is so moving my devotion
is captured by a canvas on a wall.

Inspired by Paul Peel’s “The Young Gleaner” 1888, above. (The Thomson Collection © Art Gallery of Ontario)