May Day Blessings!
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