Wednesday, 6 January 2021

"There Is No Art To Find The Mind's Construction In The Face"

 "There’s nothing as significant as a human face. Nor as eloquent. We can never really know another person, except by our first glance at him. Because, in that glance, we know everything. Even though we’re not always wise enough to unravel the knowledge.” Ayn Rand


No art to find the mind within the face,

And all that can be known is known at first

The mind's construction always leaves a trace

And we see all, at once, the best and worst.

What other thing holds such significance

That we're equipped to comprehend it all

Within a single glance? With confidence

We can discern the spirit mean and small

The kindly heart, most warm and strong and true,

The intellect of sheer brilliance

The artist in his melancholy blue

The stoic with his strength, resilience.

 Yet oft ignoring what’s before our eyes,

We do not judge lest we might then despise.

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