By Edward Thurlow, Lord Thurlow


MAY! queen of blossoms,
         And fulfilling flowers,
With what pretty music
         Shall we charm the hours?
Wilt thou have pipe and reed,
Blown in the open mead?
Or to the lute give heed
         In the green bowers?

Thou hast no need of us,
         Or pipe or wire;
Thou hast the golden bee
         Ripen'd with fire;
And many thousand more
Songsters, that thee adore,
Filling earth's grassy floor
         With new desire.

Thou hast thy mighty herds,
         Tame and free-livers;
Doubt not, thy music too
         In the deep rivers;
And the whole plumy flight
Warbling the day and night--
Up at the gates of light,
         See, the lark quivers!

DayPoems Poem No. 538
<a href="">May by Edward Thurlow, Lord Thurlow</a>

The DayPoems Poetry Collection,
Timothy Bovee, editor

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