Sunday, April 26, 2009

The first of May

The first of May will quickly come

Where has the past year gone?
How can it be in four short days
This May will have its dawn?

Like ribbons round the tall may pole
the days and months do swirl
A weave of color life creates
each day with my sweet girl
So come this weekend and you'll spy
The sweet May Queen and me
With ribbons 'round the broom handle
as we dance and leap with gleeJoin us as we welcome spring:
a fairy you may find
a-dancing in our garden fair
as round the pole we wind.
*all photos from our 2008 May Day celebration

This post has been a Monday Mission, in which I shamelessly asked you to write a post in the style of a May Day poem or song to help me celebrate the holiday I've adopted as my own here at Painted Maypole. If you choose to so humor me, please leave a little link in the widget below

And if you'd like to use this little nifty button on your blog, you may

And May is upon us, which means a whole new month of missions. I think after May we will take a break for the summer, so let's make this a fun month, shall we? Your May Missions, should you choose to accept them, are to write posts in the style of

5/4 - a cast list. Take a book or story or play or TV show and cast it... with fellow bloggers or your favorite actors. Play casting director for the day. This fun idea comes to you courtesy of No Mother Earth, who cast bloggers in a book she was reading.

5/11- song titles. See how many song titles you can jam into one blog post. In high school my best friend and I used to write stories this way all the time. It passed the time in our boring classes. I had the idea when I was on a streak of titling all my blog posts with song lyrics. I have to say, I am rubbing my hands in glee over this one.

5/18- a discussion between characters/bloggers/historical figures. Mad did this brilliantly, and I thought it would be fun to imagine a conversation between characters from different sources.

5/25- a "What I did on my summer vacation" essay. Yes, before summer vacation.


Mad said...

I wish I were there to join you in your dance.

And thanks for using my idea for a MM. It so turns out that the original blog post that I based that play on was done for a Monday Mission (write a post in the form or meeting minutes). If my play wins the contest, I'll have the Monday Mission to thank for it.

Life, like the maypole, comes full circle.

imbeingheldhostage said...

LOve the new button, how cute is that? It's funny that as May 1st approaches I think of a bloggy friend that I have never met in real life. I almost panicked today and double checked what day it was in fear that I had missed coming by :-)

kaye said...

Happy May Day to the May Pole and the May Queen. I loved your poem and the pictures. I also loved reading last years post as well.

E said...

I can never think of May anymore without also thinking of you and the Queen.
Wanna come to Vermont and dance with these jumping lambs of ours?

Kat said...

That looks like so much fun! I always love your May Day pics. Can't wait for this year's. :)

Kyla said...

When do we get to see the 2009 photos?!

flutter said...

you guys are so cute

alejna said...

I love that you celebrate May Day.

I've really been trying to come up with a May Day poem to post for you, but so far the brain has not produced anything. It would seem that I still have socks on the brain...

Your own May Day poem is charming, as are the photos!

All Rileyed Up said...

For the past two months I have failed miserably at participating in your Monday Missions, but on 5/4, I am so going to do it. Totally all over this idea. Love it. I used to do this all the time in college (only I cast movie stars as my friends, but you get the picture).

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