May Day

“Queen Guinevere’s Maying” by John Maler Collier

Child of the pure unclouded brow
And dreaming eyes of wonder!
Though time be fleet and I and thou
Are half a life asunder,
Thy loving smile will surely hail
The love-gift of a fairy tale.
~ Lewis Carroll
(Beltane: Springtime Rituals, Lore & Celebration)

photo by Sally Holmes

Beltane: May 5, 2011, 4:20 p.m.
May 4, 2012, 10:13 p.m.

May Day

Abandon ~ Love ~ War

See Westerly Morris Men dance
to greet the sunrise at Connecticut College

May Day 2008 ~ Westerly Morris Men

11 thoughts on “May Day

  1. Happy May Day Barbara! And thank you for the reminder to take a moment and really be part of this day. Such a long history of celebration and ritual and blessings. Beautiful.

    • Thank you, Colleen! I hope you had a lovely May Day! We were in Virginia this year so we missed greeting the dawn with our local Morris dancers and the May Pole in the afternoon – it wasn’t quite the same!

    • You’re welcome, Val! We’ve never tried Morris Dancing but Tim’s late father founded and was part of a group in New York City for many years. If I can locate some pictures of him dancing one of these days I’ll post them!

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