Friday, May 02, 2008

Poetry Friday - May Day

Yesterday was May Day, a holiday where I live as in many parts of the world. It celebrates spring time in some places, and honors workers in others. Everywhere in the world, the sentiments of Sara Teasdale in her poem May Day are a good reminder to live each day in awareness of beauty, since we don't know how long we will be around to enjoy it.

"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?"

Here's the rest of the poem.

Today's roundup is at Big A little a.


Anonymous said...

This is beautiful... Reflective and gentle. Thanks.

Mary Lee said...

I love Sara Teasdale and I treasure my memories of making and delivering May baskets!