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Gloria De Luca
May 03, 2011
We may very well be in it.
May, from the Latin "Maius mensis," means month of May.
No other month sounds as sweet when you put month in front of it.
Month of July? Month of December?
Month of March, even with alliteration, doesn't work nearly as well.
Every school kid loves May.
All concentration is gone; it's time to think of days at the beach. Soon there will be no school.
Soon there will be summer vacation.
In the Northern Hemisphere, May is the first month when it's finally warm. Before it gets hot.
(May, our Southern Hemisphere people will tell you, is November and fall.)
Hope springs eternal on the first Saturday in May.
What other month would mothers want their day in?
It's not nearly as taxing as April.
An article by a May lover in the Sunday Independent talks of it as "an exceptional moment in the rhythms of the Earth...as the beauty of the natural world now reaches a peak."
May has its dramatic Mayfly, the most beautiful aquatic insect.
(June has a bug.)
May even has a tree and an exceptional one in the Hawthorn; Have you never brought home the May?
In short, it has everything.
I could go on and on.
Fortunately William Watson, in an "Ode in May," does it for me.
"What is so sweet and dear
As a prosperous morn in May,
The confident prime of the day,
And the dauntless youth of the year,
When nothing that asks for bliss,
Asking aright, is denied,
And half of the world a bridegroom is,
And half of the world a bride?"
Watson deduced right.
Happy May everyone.
Order Ephemeroptera bugguide.net Take a look at an interesting article we found.
May is Animal Guardian Month bellaonline.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
A History of the Months and the Meanings of their Names crowl.org Take a look at an interesting article we found.
If May isn't the most glorious month, what is?