Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Piano Christmas

Gabriel Faure

Yet more Link Presents under my cyber tree. From Always On Watch:

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.

Go read it there, she does way better with her fonts than I. And she has an intoxicating playlist of Christmas carols....stay for an hour or so. You can almost smell the apple cider mulling there.


  1. Jewel,
    I am speechless.

    Thank you.

    PS: Sorry to be late. So much going on here during this holiday season.

  2. Jewel1:29 AM

    AOW, friend, you are most welcome. God bless you and your family and piano in this coming year.


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