Friday, 1 May 2009

Happy May Day all....


You must wake and call me early, call me early, mother dear;
To-morrow ’ill be the happiest time of all the glad New-Year;
Of all the glad New-Year, mother, the maddest merriest day,
For I’m to be Queen o’ the May, mother, I’m to be Queen o’ the May.


from The May Queen by Alfred Lord Tennyson

6 comments:

  1. Happy May Day, Michael. Maybe we'll let you be the May King!

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  2. Don't we sacrifice May Kings? Or am I thinking of the Roman festivals of Dionysus?

    Happy May Day to you and yours. I will be in my garden planting lettuce and carrots today ahead of the spring rains slated for this weekend.

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  3. Happy Mad, Merry, May Day, Michael!

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  4. It's May, it's May, the lusty month of May!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg4YrOlAkds

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  5. Laughing at Jacqui...definitely something to verify before one proceeds...hehe

    What a nice way to usher in May M! (Not sacrificing the May King--your blog entry, I mean)

    I love the picture--its one I would've chosen for my blog.

    Thanks M.

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  6. Now, now let's not take this ancient holiday too far, No Sacrificing the May King M. please!!
    Great photo and poem! Glad you stopped by after my long quiet spell!

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