Each poem is accompanied by a reproduction of the artwork that inspired it.
Author's note: '....A poet, however zestfully she may respond to a painting or a sculpture, will do it no service unless the medium, as well as the seen work of art, is brought into celebration.....I hope that readers of these poems may find some of the laughter to their liking. I have long been a gluttonous reader, but in a weird sort of way it may be that it is G. K. Chesterton who has had more effect on my looking at things than any other writer....It is rather his unflagging enthusiasm for what need not have been but is, for the tipped horn of plenty, that appeals to me, and which I have found instructive over the decades.' 'The World, the Eye & the Word' by Peter Steele Melbourne, February 2003 (pp.120-127).
Contents indexed selectively.