Tuesday, May 1

The Month Of May

This month is my birthday but I like the month of May for many reasons. The big one being that Spring is warming up and everywhere there’s signs of new life. I look at May as a month of renewal and of change. I can’t wait to see what life brings me next as I welcome May back.

Poems About May

May Crown

All early in the morning
I rose to greet the day,
And underneath my window
I saw a Child at play.

The robins were not fearful
Of one so mild and meek;
They lighted on His shoulder
And nested at His cheek.

He picked the clustering roses,
The lily in its sheath,
The long-stemmed purple violets,
And wove them in a wreath.

And then I saw a Lady
Come walking in the dew;
Her robe was white as starshine,
Her mantle was deep blue.

And as the Child approached her,
All sweetly she knelt down
And bent her head, receiving
His fragrant, flowery crown.

© Helen Connolly


Hail, sweet month of May!
Hail, bright month of May!
Bring sunshine with thee,
Chasing clouds away.
March has left us sighing
In cold and chilly blast,
April's tears have fallen,
May has come at last!

I will wander in the meadows,
I will search in sunny bowers,
I will cut sweet-scented posies,
I will twine a wreath of flowers.
The lily and the rosebud
With May I will entwine,
And lay them for an offering
Upon Our Lady's shrine.

And there is another offering
Which at Mary's feet I'll lay,
I know that she will prize it more
Than all the flowers of May,
I will pray to her to keep it
And never from it part,
And my Queen will deign to take it -
My poor, yet loving heart.

I will pray to her to guide it,
In truth and wisdom's way,
And make it pure and balmy
As the flowers which spring in May;
I will pray to her to warm it
With the sunshine of her love,
And make it fit to deck a crown
One day in heaven above.


May In Bloom

May is so beautiful:
Orchards are fair;
Branches of fruit trees
Make gardens of air.

Flowers of fragrance
Bloom in the light;
Fall like the snowflakes
Showering white.

Orchards of heaven
Grow with a grace,
And like a blessing
Perfume the place.

Each tree in blossom,
Each lovely spray,
In this month of Our Lady,
Bring glory to May.

© Helen Maring

May Quotes

"Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun."
- Kahlil Gibran

"Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses,
A box where sweets compacted lie."
- George Herbert, Virtue

"The world's favorite season is the spring.
All things seem possible in May."
- Edwin Way Teale

More May Poetry


"The wind is tossing the lilacs,
The new leaves laugh in the sun,
And the petals fall on the orchard wall,
But for me the spring is done.
Beneath the apple blossoms
I go a wintry way,
For love that smiled in April
Is false to me in May."

© Sara Teasdale

An English Rhyme

"A swarm of bees in May
Is worth a load of hay;
A swarm of bees in June
Is worth a silver spoon;
A swarm of bees in July
Is not worth a fly."
- Rhyme from England

May Weather Lore

A cold January, a warm May. - Welsh Proverb

Mist in May, heat in June, make the harvest come right soon.

A wet May makes a big load of hay. A cold May is kindly and fills the barn finely.

A swarm of bees in May is worth a load of hay.

Flowers before May bring bad luck. - Welsh Proverb

Happy May Day!

Keep On Bloggin’!


  1. jervaise brooke hamster5/02/2012 11:45:00 AM

    A superb selection Bekkie, Happy May Day.

    1. Thanks for your comments as usual JBH, they mean a lot to me!! How are you? You sound like you have been busy...have you been outside enjoying the weather also? Luv you!

  2. Love your May blog Bekkie, Have a great day.

    1. You too Horst! I was hoping you'd see my pictures. You are such an awesome photographer so I was wondering what you thought of my recent pictures. I know you're busy so thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me comments. I have been trying to learn to use Photoshop for my pictures like you do. I don't know how you do it!!! Lol! Take care my friend!

  3. Happy Birthday, Bekkie :)

  4. Thank you Cat, it's so sweet of you to wish me a happy birthday! It's on the 11th but I'm glad to have a friend like you pick up on this being my birthday month. Luv you Cat!

  5. jervaise brooke hamster5/03/2012 02:25:00 PM

    The weathers a bit erratic over here Bekkie, one day sunny the next day raining, but i try to enjoy them both.

  6. That's the UK for ya isn't it? Even tho the weather is erratic is it still warm out? If I know you, you enjoy the weather no matter what. You are a person who see's the glass of water half full instead of half empty. Am I right? TGIF JBH, I know I'm glad! Another weekend to take a walk and get some nice pictures. Have a wonderful Friday my friend!

  7. jervaise brooke hamster5/05/2012 02:24:00 PM

    The weather could be warmer for early May. By the way Bekkie, you`re right about me always seeing the glass of water half full instead of half empty.

    1. Yep, that's my JBH internet troll alright!

  8. jervaise brooke hamster5/05/2012 05:09:00 PM

    Bekkie, whats with this obsession of yours with Friday, Saturday, and Sunday ?. I like to to think of you having a great time every night of the week not just 3 out of 7 ! ! !.

    1. Oh, I do....but on the weekends I'm free to hang with my room mate and we usually go out and take pictures, go for drives, hike, etc. During the week when I go out I'm alone. My friends work on weekdays and maybe it's not as much fun being alone. I don't mind being alone, but it can get old. Also the weekends excite me I can't help it!


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