Sunday, June 1, 2014

May Flies and It's June redux

Shanna, Daniel and Oliver
Mayfly Day
(by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross)
Here is Mayfly,
It is her first day on earth.
It is also her last.
Mayflies only live for one day.
But is she sad?
Not at all.
She is happy to be alive!

This isn't any old day.
This is the best of days.
She lives for each moment.
She sees the world begin,
She hears the crack of dawn.
And bathes in its golden glow.
A billion buds burst open.
All for her!
She tastes her honey.

Mayfly sees eggs hatch.
Babies born.
Lambs learning to stand.
The business of ants.
The dizziness of children...
The loveliness of things.
She feels the sun's warm hug.
The kiss of summer rain.
The magic of the rainbow.

It is her wedding day.
Trees throw confetti.
There are games on the lawn.
Breezes blow,
bells chime.
Birds sing!
She dances to the music of the universe.

Mayfly lays her eggs.
It is a peaceful night.
The best of nights.
She makes one last wish:
'Little ones, may all your tomorrows be as perfect as my
Mayfly watches the moon come up and the stars go out.
And is thankful for her wonderful life.
One of my favorite poems. June already..slipping closer and closer to the polar vortex. Yesterday was wonderful. Will write about it some other time. This morning: perfect. A long bike ride somewhere else for a change. Went past a new nursery. It's slogan:

We are so excited, we wet our plants. 

1 comment:

Elephant's Child said...

Love that poem - and that nursery slogan.
Clever, funny and memorable.


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