May Musings

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Named for the Greek goddess Maia,

She comes with warmth and charity.

The month of three milkings,

Spilling babies everywhere –

Finches and bunnies and fillies,

Fleecy baa-baas and wide-eyed calves.


A party girl at heart, she celebrates

The Kentucky Derby, Indianapolis 500,

Mother’s Day, International Workers’ Day.

Last Monday in May, Memorial Day.

Picnics at Saylor’s Lake with grandparents:

Fried chicken, potato salad, open-face apple pie.


May babies, Taurus or Gemini:

Queen Victoria, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Bono,

Audrey Hepburn, Cate Blanchett, Tina Fey, Brooke Shields,

George Clooney, Adele, Janet Jackson, and Cher.

Orson Welles, Nellie Bly, Salvador Dali, Sam Smith,

Bob Hope, J.M. Barrie, Bing Crosby, Sally Ride.


National Physical Fitness and Sports Month,

Asian American Heritage Month,

Jewish American Heritage Month,

Skin Cancer Awareness Month,

National Bike Month,

And the National Teacher Day.


May strolls into our lives with flowers,

Beautiful colors and sweet scents of Spring.

Delicate peonies in pink and white,

Lilacs with their sweet, haunting fragrance.

Hardy magnolias and purply heather,

Give a loved one a glorious surprise.


May, a time of celebration and renewal,

And a time to enjoy family and friends.

This year, a time of optimism and hope,

The reopening of some businesses.

Online classes in universities ending,

Summer vacation beginning quietly.


Time for a superhero to save the planet,

Where can she be?

What is she waiting for?

May will welcome Summer,

But things will be different.

Maybe…for a long time.


This spring, many cancellations:

Devon Horse Show, NASCAR Racing,

National Spelling Bee, school graduations,

Proms, Phillies games, the French Open.

This May will be about her beautiful blooms…


Enjoy them!