Monday, June 09, 2008

What's In A Face?


Wrote this a few months ago... Not my best work, but not too bad either...

They say “what’s in a face?”
It’s the heart or the head.
There is no debate.
No there is.
It’s not just a face
It’s an expression of what you are.

The rising, falling eyebrows
The closing, opening, narrowing
Widening eyes
Are betraying your emotions
The curving, pursing, tautened lips,
The head tilting sideways,
Or held straight and firm
The chin now raised, now lowered
Are telling a tale about you.

Intelligence. Your eyes give it away
Pride. Your brows give it away
Humility. It shows in your smile
If you are timid it shows in your glance

Spiritually inclined, are you?
Ah! The radiance on your face!
The faraway look in your eyes…
What are you contemplating?

Face is not just a still photograph
It is a motion picture
With all the dynamics behind

Keep the face but change the heart
And the face will change
Keep the face but change the head
And the face will change

I love his face
But it’s not the face that I love
It’s the person in him,
It’s his head and his heart
That present themselves
To the world and to me
Through that face of his

Who said it’s just a face?
It’s a story of what you are,
An expression of who you are...

4 comments:

Anupama Kondayya said...

Nice!

I loved the lines-
Face is not just a still photograph
It is a motion picture.

Sowmya said...

Thanks :)

ShAkE Inc. said...

exemplary...reeks of brilliance!
my fav lines: "Keep the face but change the heart
And the face will change"
so true :-)

Sowmya said...

Thanks:-) it occured to me one day that appearance is sooo important... It was like an epiphany...