Name That Tune

            for Maureen O’Donnell Monen

“I can name that tune in—

One note
Giving rise to
The sound of
Music
A song
A symphony

Life’s long lovely melody
Begun with a sunrise
Sunset sounding
Too often too soon

“I can name that tune in—

One note
Giving rise to
Guys and dolls singing
In the rain by the light
Of a silvery moon where
The wind comes sweeping
Down the plain

Hymns from somewhere
Over the rainbow
Smoothing careworn brows
With familiar refrains from
My favorite things

“I can name that tune in—

One note

Defying gravity
Transposed
Musical redux
The music of the night
Tomorrow
When you
When I
When we

Name that tune in—

One note:  love

Author: Jill Crainshaw

I am a professor at Wake Forest University School of Divinity and an ordained PCUSA minister.

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