whilst incarcerated in an asylum.
The subject wears a hat and multi-coloured shirt,
in the background a mass of greenery.
His brown eyes own a serenity,
a contentment after a day of toil
at peace with himself, a man of the soil.
The picture was stolen in 1998
but mercifully returned to circulation
and has a religious connotation
for the risen Jesus appeared to Mary
in the guise of a gardener.
Unlike Van Gogh the gardener can find
the immense pleasure of a tranquil mind.