27 November 2008

Worthy Praise


to think you even recognised
the subtlety imbued therein
was worldly praise indeed. 

Then saying that you liked the
way the words combined in
fragrant phrase and pungent 

line was accolade much more
than I had right to earn;
I was amazed and pleased 

beyond my tongue-tied grin;
requited too, for now I know
for whom I’ll write – by gad 

its right to write for you!
© 2 September 2008, I. D. Carswell