25 August 2015

Who’s Two (For Clementine)?


So now who’s two (but nearly four), 
would that be you, Miss Clementine? 
There’ll be no lazy speculation, just 
the refined sophistication you devise - 
with, for sure, beguiling eyes  

Gentleness in kind with sweet and calm 
and worldly views creates an air which 
illustrates a nascent charm; two years 
displayed or four or even more disarms 
defence against prodigious innocence 

Glory ‘tis to see you grow this way! An
irony contends our view is but a gaucherie 
of whom and what we think we are; 
knowing you as you explains we see 
just who we’d really like to be 
© 25 July 2011, I. D. Carswell