A May Day Picture and Poem

May Day

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?

— Sarah Teasdale

[courtesy poets.org]

  31 comments for “A May Day Picture and Poem

  1. May 3, 2021 at 11:35 am

    A very nice poem, Cher! Have a great week. 😎🌞

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  2. May 3, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    Such a lovely poem and image! May is definitely my favorite month of the year!

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    • May 4, 2021 at 7:15 pm

      Ah, thanks so much, Erika! I took that photo a couple of years ago while I was walking in my neighborhood! Yes, that poem is lovely! I’m going to look up more from the poet! May is great, isn’t it? Cher xoxoxo

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      • May 5, 2021 at 1:22 pm

        It is, absolutely, my favorite month because the warm season just begins. But I am a little biased too because it is my birthday month… lol

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      • May 5, 2021 at 8:52 pm

        Well I think those are two great reasons to have May as your fav month! I might need a little reminder as to what day this month is your birthday (hint, please!!) Cher xoxoxo


      • May 6, 2021 at 2:03 pm

        Lol, I did not mean to provoke this question… Lol. However, it is the 7th😬

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      • May 7, 2021 at 12:04 pm

        Happy, happy birthday, dear Erika! I hope you are having a wonderful, blessed, and amazing birthday! You are such an incredible person, and I hope you receive all of your dearest wishes!! Big hugs from across the pond, Cher xoxoxo

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      • May 8, 2021 at 3:00 am

        Awh, you are so kind, thank you! I had a very lovely day and (thanks to Corona) a peaceful one with only those few persons I really need around. No big thing. Sending you the biggest hug back to beautiful Chicago and again, thank you 🤗💖

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      • May 14, 2021 at 10:15 pm

        I’m so glad you had a lovely day, dear Erika! Ah, thank you and biggest hugs right back to you! Cher xoxoxo

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  3. May 3, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    Lovely, Cher… HAPPY MAY (DAY)! ❤ xo

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    • May 4, 2021 at 7:16 pm

      Thank you, dear Bette! HAPPY MAY (DAY) to you, too! Cher xoxoxo

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  4. May 3, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    Beautiful picture depicting the release of Winter’s icy grip.

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  5. May 3, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    This picture is such an explosion of colour. Thanks for sharing!

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    • May 4, 2021 at 7:17 pm

      Thank you, Michelle! I just happened to see the butterfly having a little snack!! LOL Cher xoxoxo

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  6. May 9, 2021 at 1:49 am

    A very refreshing poem for the soul🌷

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