What’s in a Note?

by Kevin T McEneaney

Preparing for Christmas means preparing

music of all kinds from French troubadours

to West Coast jazz, classical favorites,

and even those re-invented pop tunes,

or cherished hymns from our Church legacy.

We make probable notes for gift items

for family and close friends while humming

melodies for awesome children to learn,

as we unpack Christmas decorations

from attic, basement, or cluttered garage.

Yet we know that the soul of Christmas Day

is the happy note of joy we carry

in our mind, heart, preparatory vision

of how we hear the voices of our friends.