The Greatest Subject
for Sue Kroll—a great artist
A painter’s eye can beauty find
Within a bowl of fruit;
A vase of blossoms can inspire art.
A scenic lake can fine art make,
As vistas can inspire,
The nude in the museum plays her part.
But should you want a subject tuned
To every singing stroke,
And should you want a work that leaps the page,
Consider painting something living,
Clad in shining coat—
With eyes more wise and soulful than a sage.
There’s something in a landscape set
To perfectly cast light,
And something in a quiet stilllife, too,
But there is something even better—
Something with more heart—
In paintings of our stoic friend the mule.