O! NO? Merry May!
O, the month of May, the merry month of May,
So frolic — or nay, not just ’cause all’s not-yet “so green!”
O, why? But why, then, did True Love not stay?
May’s Joy’s fled. Who, now, shalt be my Summer’s Queen?
Now my Nightingale, her pretty song I can’t hear;
her sweetest of scents wafts not. No forest’s choir.
Entreat, Thee, I do — to hear one more Love’s Tale
or see Thee sitteth yonder. How ponder that briar?
But O, to spy The Cuckoo. Had I but seen The Cuckoo,
seen where she sitteth, poised to take away my Joy!
Take ME away, I prithee. I do not like YOU!
For should sing MY True Love, MY kiss she employ.
Three-fourths this poem-as-homage I employ;
my first post as Poet-as-Pamphleteer!
More of both guises I hope you’ll enJOY.
But O, rain oft falls as May Day appears.
America’s Mother’s Day nears.
For many Clients — and you? — May pours Missingness:
Mothers grieve Children;
all-aged Children miss Moms;
Women sans Children (for whom that’s lament) … still.
ME? I am She (all three) butAND: I trust, now, that’s what’s Meant.
YOU I invite to tell with me a different tale–poem–song of The Cuckoo. Shun warning of “thief” (or, worse, gloom). Nix “foreboder” of grief (or e’en “death”).
Invite Cuckoo’s song as a new beginning — a May-long Celebration of Motherly Love that remains with you … pours from you … IS.
Our Loved Ones’ Spirit, Essence, and LOVE always remain.
Always as more than is “lost.”
Always at least three-fourths!
What’s a Pamphleteer?!
What’s with butAND? … all the caps? … e’en(s) ellipses?!? ;)
O, this Celebration of May IS a new beginning.
Or so I endeavor — nay, I commit! — this very Merry (-for-me, e’en in blustery Chicago) First Day of May and on Medium.com.
[Of course, I’m publishing hereon — where else would Medium-size ME be?!]
Love IS — both sides of Heaven!™
Mindful it’s May Day
(raw rainy wind unabating)
and of Mothers & all Missings …
AND wishing YOU
new beginnings, too.
Inspired by Thomas Dekker’s
The Merry Month of May (1599)
Dream BIG. Stand SMALL. I’m a Medium. So of course I write @Medium!