Posts filed under ‘.May’


¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

May 5, 2016 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment



Pink, small, and punctual,
Aromatic, low,
Covert in April,
Candid in May,

Dear to the moss,
Known by the knoll,
Next to the robin
In every human soul.

Bold little beauty,
Bedecked with thee,
Nature forswears

May 4, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

O May

A Time to KeepA Time to Keep
From The Canterbury Tales

O May, with all thy flowers and all thy green,
Welcome be thou, thou fair and freshening May:
I hope to pluck some garland green today.

May 1, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Marjorie’s Almanac

By Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Marjorie’s Almanac
Robins in the tree-top,
Blossoms in the grass,
Green things a-growing
Everywhere you pass;
Sudden little breezes,
Showers of silver dew,
Black bough and bent twig
Budding out anew;
Pine-tree and willow-tree,
Fringed elm and larch,—
Don’t you think that May-time’s
Pleasanter than March?

Apples in the orchard
Mellowing one by one;
Strawberries upturning
Soft cheeks to the sun;

Roses faint with sweetness,
Lilies fair of face,
Drowsy scents and murmurs
Haunting every place;
Lengths of golden sunshine,
Moonlight bright as day,—
Don’t you think that summer’s
Pleasanter than May?

Roger in the corn-patch
Whistling negro songs;
**** by the hearth-side
Romping with the tongs;
Chestnuts in the ashes
Bursting through the rind;
Red leaf and gold leaf
Rustling down the wind;
Mother “doin’ peaches”
All the afternoon,—
Don’t you think that autumn’s
Pleasanter than June?

Little fairy snow-flakes
Dancing in the flue;
Old Mr. Santa Claus,
What is keeping you?
Twilight and firelight
Shadows come and go;

Merry chime of sleigh-bells
Tinkling through the snow;
Mother knitting stockings
(****’s got the ball),—
Don’t you think that winter’s
Pleasanter than all?

May 1, 2015 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment


A Child's CalendarBy John Updike
A Child’s Calendar

Now children may
Go out of doors,
Without their coats,
To candy stores.

The apple branches
And the pear
May float their blossoms
Through the air,
And Daddy may
Get out his hoe
To plant tomatoes
In a row,

And, afterwards,
May lazily
Look at some baseball
On TV.

May 14, 2014 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Maytime Magic

by Mabel Watts

A little seed
For me to sow…

A little earth
To make it grow…

A little hole,
A little pat…

A little wish,
And that is that.

A little sun,
A little shower…

A little while,
And then… a flower!

May 1, 2013 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

March Winds and April Showers

March winds and April showers
Bring forth May flowers


April 29, 2009 at 8:06 pm 2 comments