Midweek Motif ~ May Day
Today's challenge is to write a poem for May Day or to give a poetic account of a celebration that was.
|Sunset over the Pacific Ocean - Kona, Hawaii|
|Banyan Tree, Kona, Hawaii|
|Sea Turtle, Kona, Hawaii|
|Palm Trees, Kona, Hawaii|
|Swimming Beach, Kona, Hawaii|
|Young Woman Performing at a Luau, Kona, Hawaii|
|Chimney Rock, North Carolina|
|Me standing under the flag at the top of Chimney Rock|
|A View from the top of Chimney Rock|
|A creek in the town of Chimney Rock, North Carolina|
|Lake Lure, NC - Where film "Dirty Dancing" was filmed|
|Eastern Continental Divide, North Carolina|
TO MY HAGGADAH
Over the years your staples have slipped
and pages loosened. Here a faded purple crescent
of ancient wine, there a smudge
from bricks of date paste.
But when you speak I swoon. Tell me again
how we were slaves to a Pharaoh in Egypt
but the Holy One brought us out from there
with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm.
Sing to me of unleavened bread, of parsley
dipped in bitter tears. Remind me
if I wait until I feel fully ready
I might never leap at all. Waltz me giddy
through psalms of praise. Promise me
next year a world redeemed.
|At Bampton, England - where Downton Abbey is filmed|
|Bampton of Downton Abbey fame|