Details

The hands touch

the right earlobe

then grab the knee.

One hand is longer than the other

both hands are equal.

 

The ear

safely contemplates

the head.

The head

prevents the ear

from happening.

 

The cheek is scarred.

A long red brick

reverses the lines

on his forehead.

 

The eye wants

Independence

From the jaws severity.

 

The head is round

and clean

Almost Chinese.

The nose lends its support

to the eyebrow.

 

The cloud

and the rock

have met.

Arvind Krishna Mehrotra
1973

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