The Eve of May

Since last night I’ve been busy posting this and that, pictures and music. It seems I can’t write at the moment, the energy of the moment taking over in other ways. Today blogging has been an excuse not to do the things that need doing and I’ve welcomed that excuse. In all fairness I’ve been […]

The Song of Wandering Aengus

I went out to the hazel wood, Because a fire was in my head, And cut and peeled a hazel wand, And hooked a berry to a thread; And when white moths were on the wing, And moth-like stars were flickering out, I dropped the berry in a stream And caught a little silver trout. […]

Wither Doest Thou Wander

Whither doest thou wander Spirit… Over hill, over dale, thorough bush, thorough brier, over park, over pale, thorough flood, thorough fire, I do wander everywhere, swifter than the moon’s sphere; and I serve the fairy queen, to dew her orbs upon the green. The cowslips tall her pensioners be:in their gold coats spots you see; […]

May Meadows

‘But I must gather knots of flowers, And buds and garlands gay, For I’m to be Queen o’ the May, mother, I’m to be Queen o’ the May.’ – Alfred Lord Tennyson When I was a little girl we would make crowns from the clover flowers, picking them and braiding them together. My aunts taught […]


Today I was looking at a photo someone had taken of a blackbird. For some reason this song popped into my head. I suspect it was one of those “not coincidences.”  I found this video on you tube. The lyrics really hit home. The video has some great pics of the Beatles though it may […]


Tonight the sky is clear, filled with stars, but I cannot find the moon. I have looked in all directions and still she eludes me, but I hear her call. The plan was to sit out for a bit under the moon and stars, something I have longed to do after a cold winter of […]