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"

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

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

17 thoughts on “Happy Beltane!

    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… 😀 ❤

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  1. 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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