Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Day

Print from a digital art purchase - Etsy
May.  My favorite month.  Spring is wildly in bloom - daffodils and tulips and hyacinths.  The scent of lilac on the air.  The wrens are returning to the yard, with their bossy chatter and beautiful trills.

And dandelion crowns!
Photo - Flickr
I always feel like a princess, in my dandelion crown.

May Day
Sara Teasdale
(1884- 1933)

A delicate fabric of bird song
Floats in the air,
The smell of wet wild earth
Is everywhere.

Red small leaves of the maple
Are clenched like a hand,
Like girls at their first communion
The pear trees stand.

Oh I must pass nothing by
Without loving it much,
The raindrop try with my lips,
The grass with my touch;

For how can I be sure
I shall see again
The world on the first of May
Shining after the rain?


  1. May is always my favorite month blooms, warmth, prepping the veggie garden, winding down of the year. September might come second with the fall colors sneaking in, still warm but feeling the coolness on its way, new year starting, the last veggies in the garden clinging to the vines...
    Happy May :-D

  2. Wonderful Poem. Just lovely. Thank you for sharing it.

  3. We've got a week of mid-70s weather scheduled. My kind of beginning to May!