lenten journal: minor gifts

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minor gifts

when it comes
to campaigns
major donors
give big bucks

minor givers
give lesser gifts
and are, thus, less
on lots of levels

but minor in
music means
melancholy
a flatted third

makes a home
for sadness
and songs in the
key of grief

one note
changes a chord
one moment
changes a day

even a lifetime
the melody of
sorrow begs for
a harmony line

we have more
to offer than
our abundance
sing along

Peace,
Milton

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2 COMMENTS

  1. At tiny Christ Episcopal in Eagle Lake, Tx., I am teaching the children “Lenten Love Song” by Helen Kemp. It begins with a descending scale pattern in f minor. I asked them to close their eyes and describe what they heard when I introduced it. “sadness” all around.

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