The Piano Tuner.
The piano tuner called today
So I sat in the corner, out of her way
She pinged and she bonged for the whole afternoon
By the time she was finished it was perfectly in tune
It was amazing to watch her, so much patience and skill
With determination, persistence and a strong will
To get every note right from the start
I never realised it was such a fine art
A combination of engineering and musical ear
A few tuning forks and a whole lot of care
It now sounds full and so rich
As she brought it up to concert pitch
I can’t play a note, I am not a musician,
My wife is the musical magician
And many a haunting melody she can play
I am so lucky, to have a private recital every day
I can just sit back, relax and listen
To Mozart, Chopin and her favourite Beethoven
Now that the piano is in tune
She can play to her heart’s content every afternoon.
C Denis Murphy 12 February 2020.