31 March 2008

Instructions

Be brief,
pare the kernel
from this seed’s
immaculate idea,
make it easily
reached.

Bequeath
what is yours
with benevolence,
joy is in giving with
least ceremony,
be succinct.

Say
here is all there is,
yours forever, take
it with your hands,
hold it near
your heart.

See the shy
smile of gratitude,
eyes wide in
wonderment;
this is your
true reward.
© 30 January 2008, I. D. Carswell