*smooch* (ldy) wrote,
*smooch*
ldy

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Beltane's Flower? Yes, You May

May I make my fond excuses for the lateness of the hour
But we accept your invitation, and we bring you Beltane's Flower
For the May Day is the Great Day, strung along the Old Straight Track
And those who ancient Lines did Ley will heed this song that calls them back

Ask the Green Man where he comes from, ask the Cup that fills with Red
Ask the old grey Standing Stones who show the Sun His way to bed
Question all as to their Ways, and learn the Secrets that they hold
Walk the lines of Nature's Palm, crossed with Silver and with Gold

Chorus:
Pass the Word, and pass the Lady*
Pass the Plate to all who hunger
Pass the Wit of Ancient Wisdom
Pass the Cup of Crimson Wonder!

Join in Black December's Madness, lie in August's welcome Corn
Stir the Cup that's ever filling with the Blood of all that's born
For the May Day is the Great Day, strung along the Old Straight Track
And those who ancient Lines did Ley will heed this Song that calls them back!

--Ian Anderson; Jethro Tull


* Before you go jumping to conclusions, that's "Lady," which has an "a" between the "L" and the "d." So don't be getting any ideas there. ; )

I toast you with a Welch's jelly glass o' wine!

*CLINK!*


*peers closely at the glass*

Hey-- nifty-- I've never caught the symbolism in this before, but...

...tell me this isn't the coolest Page of Cups you've ever seen:



I give you Buttercups for your Friendship, Daffodils for the Secrets you have shared, Mums for your Affection, and Heliotrope for your Wellness and Vitality always : )

...oh, and cookies. Can't forget the cookies ; )

Good Beltane, Happy May Day, and a Lusty May to all my Bloomin' Friends : )
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