11 February 2011

Patricia Kathleen


Patricia Kathleen graced the
World a few years ago today
seventy to be precise – with
a wry grin and a promise

born freckled with corsair’s
red hair that blazed yet the
temperament of an angel
bathed in modesty

her way was tranquillity
embraced in an unshakeable
accord which surmounted an
honest assurance replete

her legacy pays homage in
sincerity, a currency weighed
sweet in warm smiles played
at her seraphic feet
© 23 October 2010, I. D. Carswell

For Patricia Kathleen Lyford (nee Carswell)
on reaching 70