Jean Cocteau
A tear slipped down his face,
Negotiating each follicle,
Tracking every fold,
Every crease:
A facial safari.
It located his wilderness,
Eddying across stark plains
Leading down to a watering hole:
A salty lake shrinking away in the sun.

Amitabh Bachchan, Indian film actor, film producer, television host, and former politician, was born today in 1942.

Jean Cocteau, French poet, playwright, novelist, filmmaker and critic, died on this day 1963.

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