My photo. Pelican Little Sarasota Bay at Blackburn Point. Florida! 2015

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Happy May Day - Bringing in the May

i am told our ancestor’s
knowing the seasons of earth govern
the harvest.

“bringing in the May”

bringing in the season
light return
nature awakens

days are longer and warm
sunshine brings us
outside to play 
in the woods

stuff the wicker basket full
of chicken salad sandwiches
iced tea and cakes

time for a picnic

trees are redressed in shades of green
flowers wow us 
color reigns
and we love it.

tie ribbons of bright color
in tree limbs

fashion garlands
of local flowers
or silks
to cover a small tree trunk

plant a tree
pot marigolds
dance and whirl
waving a sparkler wand
Quvenzhané Wallis in Beast of A Southern Wild 

make it personal
this coming of

(google images)


  1. Happy May Day to you. It came so fast this year that I couldn't catch up with it.

  2. happy may! i lived beast of a southern wild!

    1. i'd like to hear your story. beast of a southern wild.

  3. came fast for me too. i've been running behind on all celebrations.