Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Piano Christmas (2008 Carnival of Christmas)

A free verse, acrostic poem for Christmas (with much thanks to Warren for the above graphic):

All those years without a piano in the house!

People who don’t make music
In the touching of black and white keys
Allow others to make music for them and
Never know the same joy.This year,
Our house hears my music!

Christmas carols — the traditional ones — ring out.
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, my favorite carol of all,
Reverberates and uplifts the soul.
I shouldn’t have waited so long to make the
Songs my own once again.
Too many chairs are empty now:
Mom, Dad, grandparents, cousins,
Aunts, uncles, friends — gone. But I coax the keys to
Sing, the circle made whole again in Christ Child timbre.

(The 2008 Carnival of Christmas is hosted at CatHouse Chat on December 24th)

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posted by Always On Watch @ 12/23/2008 06:00:00 AM