The energies of the earth have risen to their height and all is fecund and blossoming.
"'Tis like the birthday of the world,
When earth was born in bloom:
The light is made of many dyes,
The air is all perfume:
There's crimson buds, and white and blue,
The very rainbow showers
Have turned to blossoms where they fell,
And sown the earth with flowers."
~ Thomas Hood
The May-pole is up,
Now give me the cup;
I'll drink to the garlands around it;
But first unto those
Whose hands did compose
The glory of flowers that crown'd it.
~ Robert Herrick, The Maypole, 1660