Happy Beltane!

Today is the last NaPoWritMo post for 2021, including my Poem-A-Day practice. I kept up fairly well this year. I had a few days, I just couldn’t get there, but I made up for those days on the next day. Today, I share a butterfly cinquain.

Happy Beltane. This pagan sabbat called Beltane runs from April 30 through May 1 from sunset to sunset.

Beltane celebrates Life. This is the peak of Spring and the beginning of Summer. You wouldn’t know it around here in Michigan, with that cold north wind blowing. At Beltane, the Earth’s energies are at their strongest and most active. All life is exploding with fertility and at this point in the Wheel of the Year, Spring has definitely sprung!

Traditionally, Mayday was celebrated with the dance around the maypole. I remember observing this day in grade school when I was very young. We all grabbed a ribbon and danced in the spring breezes.

There is no reason why we can’t celebrate this year the same way. After the year of Covid, the meaning should be extra special. Get outside and dance under the moon!

Just dance!

"Dance Your Dance"

Beltane...
the dance of spring,
Mayday celebration
ribbons—weave magical powers
Earth dance
your way into liberation
move into the newness
find your own truth
be you!

©2021 Colleen M. Chesebro
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17 thoughts on “Happy Beltane!”

  1. I remember watching my first grade or second grade dancing the maypole. I was not allowed, because it was a dance. oh well, I have a great imagination. 🥰

    1. Oh… I know some religions don’t allow dance. That’s sad. Dance is one of the simple pleasures in life. I think you should make up for it! Go dance under the moon tonight. I’ll be there… 😀 <3

  2. Those are good wishes Colleen.
    I actually surprised myself and managed all 30 days.
    Now it’s back to irregularity. And unpacking and sorting… (K)

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