Kyle Schlicher


Painting Your Face - Poem by Kyle Schlicher

i paint your face
with velvet brushes
to soften the image
i try to recall
after years of not
seeing you.
i assume you
have aged well
if there is even
such a thing.

i paint your face
from memory
of years ago
when you and I
were young.
i add a colorful flair,
sassy undertones
to capture the spirit
that was you.

i paint your face
with my eyes closed
so as to better remember
the smile
that seemed
to always be
the center of my universe.
i sleep at night
painting your face.

(6-12-1977)

Topic(s) of this poem: Love


Comments about Painting Your Face by Kyle Schlicher

  • Pamela Sinicrope Pamela Sinicrope (11/20/2015 1:36:00 PM)

    I kind of love this artistic poem, an interplay of memory, painting and writing. I can feel the magical velvet brushes that can portray a woman's soul as it fades away. (Report) Reply

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  • N. K. N. K. (7/25/2014 11:30:00 AM)

    A wonderful and sweet poem, which creates pictures. Keep on, please. Thank you, for sharing this. (Report) Reply

  • Anna Garland (7/23/2014 5:55:00 PM)

    That's beautiful. And what an intruiging idea that one day you might think like this about a person who is so close to you now, that you cannot imagine not seeing their face grow old.. (Report) Reply

  • Leah Ayliffe Leah Ayliffe (7/23/2014 1:58:00 PM)

    This is a gorgeous poem. Wonderful illustrations. Thanks! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014



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