A Trip through 500 hundred years of Male self-portraits with thanks to YtelSenda1, from whose YouTube channel I got the following
Who knows what shaped a face:
what wound, sickness,
words said, memory snagged;
what death, love lost, meals uneaten;
what unkindness, lie, loss;
Or was it love gained, then happiness;
health and plenty;
an easy humour, carefreeness?
Was nature generous?
Or maybe it was all down to a day
when the blood did not run free.