Essentially Enigma


I will draw you in a dervish
swirl from pallet onto paper
cream and dimple hungry
for the shape and hue emergence
of you
from rapid dabs and strokes
by brushes coarse for vital shape
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 better cast
a verdict on my fever rush of colours
stroked in the flurried brightness
of deluded acts to catch what is
essentially enigma

© Frank Prem, 2001


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