Thoughtless Meanderings
2003-07-23 05:50:45 (UTC)

Essentially Enigma

I will draw you in a dervish
Swirl from palette onto paper
Cream and dimple hungry
For the shape-and-hue emergence
Of you from rapid dabs and strokes
By brushes coarse for vital form
And background fine for definition
Of the porous contour, detail hid
Inside the mystery of your face

I whirl around unsteadied
By your eyes, brown on the canvas
Watching every line and mark
I make to fill demanding empty spaces
Like a judgment needing eyebrows
And the shape of mouth to cast a verdict
On my fever rush of colors stroked
In the flurried brightness of deluded acts
To catch the essentials of enigma.
- Frank Faust