Friday, April 29, 2011

The May Queen is Waiting

The new earth quickens as you rise.
The May Queen is waiting.
Feel the pulsing ground call you to journey,
To know the depths of your desire.
The May Queen is waiting.
Moving through the night, the bright moon's flight.
In green and silver on the plain.
She waits for you to return again.
Do not keep Her waiting.
Her temper stings if you refuse to taste Her honey.
Surrender as enchantment brings
The first light of dawning.
Move with Her in sacred dance, through fear to feeling.
Bringing ecstasy to those who dare.
Living earth is breathing.
Loving through the night in the bright moonlight,
As seedlings open with the rain.
She'll long for you to return again.
Do not keep Her waiting.

-  Ruth Barren -
I have been so looking forward to this weekend. Beltane, May Day, Walpurgis Night. Whatever you call it, it is bound to be a special time. I'd love to spend some time planting my herbs and flowers but it still gets pretty windy here, and since they will be in containers, I'd best wait until the weather dies down. At any rate, I plan on filling my house with some fresh flowers and getting outdoors some even though it is a cooking weekend for me. I plan on taking Monday off as a mental health day so that gives me a long weekend to celebrate and enjoy. Anyone have any special plans?

Wishing you all a safe and happy Beltane.


  1. Thank you for reminding me of Beltane. I am behind, on noting the turning of the Wheel Of The Year.


  2. Enjoy your long weekend! Celebrate Beltane the traditional way! *wink*

  3. I get to spend Saturday indoors at a photo competition...Sunday is suppose to be nice also though...It' (almost) MAY! It's (almost) MAY! The merry month of May!!

  4. i remember celebrating mayday in Germany :)

  5. ....and I remember the May Pole when I was a youngster.
    It was decorated so pretty.
    That and the Valentine Card Box the teachers made for our classrooms.
    Guess my love of pretty things began a long, long time ago. ;0)
    Speaking of "pretty", isn't that a lovely smile Catherine ( Dutchess Of Cambridge ) has worn all day today.
    May she and Duke Prince William live happily ever after.

  6. Enjoy your weekend Mary. My plans are to do some garden work and look for Morels if I get the chance. X.