Today is May Day, honored as one of the eight points of the year by our pagan ancestors, celebrated by workers everywhere, and, aptly, chosen as the "Day without Immigrants". Write a May Day poem, story or piece.
Kasey Asberry, S.F.
May Day 2006,SF
Precious, at the edges
The fleeting moment, twilight or dawn indeterminate;
The moon hanging on by her fingernail.
La frontera, encima de la playa, la via lechera alrededor, siempre.
What was a demonstration is now
A sea of white, overfoaming its designated banks, overwhelming for a
moment that other tide, commerce.
Al encima, a glance, lasting the chip-chip of a quartz second.
Containing in it first
wisp of smoke, drops of rain, edge of light
The border, the beach, the milky way.
A tightening of the throat that presages opening of the heart.
Kasey Asberry, S.F.
Smells of the ripply lake drifts to nostrils of sun and wind burned horseshoe
pitchers on the courts just obove the lake. Sounds of mallards, geese, fishermen and picnickers nearby. On the courts, sounds of chatting and laughter as pitchers mingle and greet each other; of horseshoes clanging against the one-inch, cold-rolled steel peg surrounded by blue clay dug from a hillside; 'thunk' as the horseshoes pitched settle into the clay; score calls of 'four-dead', 'three ringers, three points' or best of all calls, 'two ringer, six points' and scorekeepers calling scores back to the pitchers to asure them the score is being recorded properly.
Spring time is here! Bring out those rusty shoes, WORK on your game, meet, greet, compete. Its a MAY DAY
!no no no! no allegiance to the flag nor the republicans for which it now stands nor the corporate estates mushroomed all over Amerika and no allegiance to the name and the emptiness within singing how did 1 nation under G-d become the empire of evil? no allegiance to them my commitment is to we the people: us willard
!no no no!
no allegiance to the flag
nor the republicans
for which it now stands
nor the corporate estates
mushroomed all over Amerika
and no allegiance to the name
and the emptiness within singing
how did 1 nation under G-d
become the empire of evil?
no allegiance to them
my commitment is to
we the people:
willard vega san anto
out Willi said May Day and he's the guru of this bright site__
so if I may say__ not ne say this May___ we are all immigrants on this earth
coming out of somewhere into somewhere with birthrights
instead of green cards or visas___ if we would be free to move
and live anywhere would it even out like Parisian one day
Persian the next___ with all the privileges and so forth and so on__
ok this is frivolous reflection on a serious topic in the month
of May__ that pretty springtime ringtime__ but hey it's Willi's site
and he allows us privileges of posting what we will___ and then
there's that other Will__ universal man for all ages__ citizen of the
world__ translated to every language__ Will we or won't we
this May Day let them all be__ to be or not to be
Sue Machlin, NYC