A Poem by Marlene Laplante

Marlene Laplante visited the RMG with her daughter in early December. She was so inspired by her visit that she wrote a poem about it. Marlene has allowed us to share her writing with you! Enjoy!

 

in the gallery

 

they are gone now – their work remains

compelling stories in colour

alive on white walls around me pulling me in

a journey of the human spirit on canvas

each reclaiming a time a place an event

capturing life around them in an intimate way

life spread out in a visual language

revealing despair and hard times

beauty and innocence

 

overcome by the spiritual strength of their presence

humbled – emotional

I became part of the sadness in their painted eyes

before me – silhouettes in golden light

majestic mountains silent waters

and bright colours splashed about in harmony

inspired by life – motivated by passion

most worked in solitude and silence

in tune with the rhythms of nature

seeing beauty in what surrounded them

they painted the feeling of a place

that which feeds our soul

others dream inspired – created from within

letting the energy in their work speak for itself

 

their stories had to be told…

I came to listen

in the gallery

 

 

© M Laplante    Dec/13

 

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