2014-2015, Poem


Featured in 2015 Spring Issue of Rambunctious

Anyi Liebler-Bendix, '16

A portrait
can say a lot about
a person.

Its quiet
words of sentimental
feelings wrapped

up in stiff
oil paints and the criss
crossed lines of

splattered blue
and orange and every
color of

the rainbow
painted to perfection.
The artist

drew in the
concrete edges of a
subtle face

no hint of
raw emotion but pure

behind the
amber eyes and golden
flecks. It speaks

of all the
pain through its withering
lips of a

smile. The whisks of hair
fall across

the high cheek
bones effortlessly 
until they fade
into the
background disappearing
out of sight.

The daunting
hint of desperation
lurks among

the framework
drawing in a crowd of
restless eye

and the curiosity gets the
better of

There is
no secret to the art
revealed by

the portrait
of a sober, nimble