Ms Hossack

By Robert Ilson

What is this thing called Art ?  It's what you've seen

And see again because a human hand

Adjusting Nature makes you understand

That the admixture has new ways to mean.

Its forms are legion and its contents too:

People and things portrayed, or lyrical

Lines, or colour-swathes oblong or spherical

Whose patterns used to be unknown to you

But have become your friends (whether their source

Be round the corner or Antipodean,

Whether the work be light or Sisyphean)  

Thanks to the Artists who wrought well, of course

-- And to Ms Hossack, who released that stream

Of Art to vivify your deepest dream.