Poetry Friday – May Days

Today’s Poetry Friday roundup is found here at Linda Baie’s Teacher Dance blog. She shares an “ahhh” poem called “Small Kindnesses.”

May has taken off like a rocket. I’ve enjoyed having our kids here this week. Monday through Friday they worked remotely, mostly from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm, (Central time translated to Pacific). However, we had the afternoons and evenings for eating, fun, and hiking.

So far, I’ve noticed something special about each day in May, so that is my offering for this Cinco de Mayo Poetry Friday. Have a happy day and may you enjoy some colorful and delicious Mexican-American culture this weekend.

May Days

Maypole dancing and International Workers’ Day
Here’s to flowers and fair wages for all someday

World Tuna Day calls for methods sustainable
Future recovery from overfishing is obtainable

Lindsey Graham’s tweet from seven years ago
Predicted the demise of the GOP–truthful blow

May the fourth be with you, Star Wars fans
For who doesn’t love Luke, Leia and Han?

Cinco de Mayo in Mexico, just a minor celebration
but in the U.S. it has become a new joyful creation


Here are a few photos from our time together with my daughter and her husband. Sadly, we have to take them to the airport today.

13 thoughts on “Poetry Friday – May Days

  1. What a wonderful week with your kids and all those celebration days. Don’t you love having adult children. Sad to let them go. Happy May!

  2. Looks like a wonderful time!
    I hadn’t heard of Lindsey Graham Day, although I did know that he was right about his prediction!

  3. Happy to see your special visitors, Denise, & all the good things day by day this start of our lovely May. We have blossoms, & I am grateful! My students and those who wished to join them at school when I taught learned the history of & did Maypole dancing every year. It was just plain fun! I think Lindsay Graham doesn’t seem to mind that old tweet that keeps going. His mind changes every second it seems right-to him! Happy May to you!

  4. Denise– I like the style of your poem! It feels like a “one sentence journal,” but marking events instead of specific memories. Very neat! Thanks for sharing, and Happy Poetry Friday! 🙂

  5. What a fun recap to May so far–and hooray for lovely visits from family!

  6. Hooray to special moments preserved with poetry–as special as any photo. Wonderful capture of the time and people.

  7. Appreciations for your 5 day tribute poem, and for remembering the tuna so important and especially for orca whales who won’t survive without them… And your lovely pics too!

  8. Looks and sounds like you had a wonderful week of family fun.. I like the diary style format of your poem.

  9. I love that you found joy in each May day. And how wonderful you could share it with your family!

  10. Great post! I am a little envious of you having your kids visit. Sigh.

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