May Day Flower Baskets

May day
May flowers
May day flower baskets
May roses
In every color & hue
Color ribbons wrapped around
Our May pole
Singing all the while
Go over & go under
Singing a song of mirth
Long forgotten but
Transported back
To my childhood days ~~
May day flower baskets
Hand gathered flowers
Backyard garden roses
Hand drawn crayon notes
My sister & I
Jumping over our mother-in-law’s
WPA sidewalk cracks
As to not break her back!
Trying to muffle our laughter
Running up on front porches
Small hand knocks &
Quite door bells ring
Alerting our neighbors
Through their front doors
Hanging flower baskets
Dropping off labored gifts
May day flower baskets
Given up in joy & simple smiles
Not wanting to be discovered
Our May Day secrets kept!

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12 thoughts on “May Day Flower Baskets”

  1. Ed how humbled I am that you took time to write ~ and thanks for leading me to two current writers that I might enjoy reading & studying! Invaluable ~ I am honored! Thank u ~ I do think ur birthday qualifies you to be a may rose!


  2. This is so joy filled and happy I just had to smile! Lovely memories bringing happiness to all, what a loving existence you had growing up. This is a poem filled with jubilation and song and it's wonderful for this daybto remember. Excellent and thank you.


  3. nice posts. You have a way of writing longer poems. I admire that ability. My poems are usually a lot briefer. Dorianne Laux writes poems like this sometimes. She'll take one idea and write everything she can think of that relates to it. I guess it's a variation on the 'list' poem, but she is very good at it. Here is an example: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/238770
    I think the first two here http://rinabeana.com/poemoftheday/index.php/category/dorianne-laux/ Alimentation & The Secret of Backs. I read all of her books last year and it's difficult to single out one or two poems that fit that category, although she has begun doing it more recently, I think.

    (I was born in May, but don't think I consider myself a flower 🙂


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