I actually am not a great lover of poety look at the amount of novels in the word but occassionly go to a shared reading grp and dont leave when the poetry comes out and feel bits guilty about my evil thoughts !!!
The other week went to a new shared reading grp run by although knew the leader and all of the others 4 of us in total but we read this and came out yer that was okish ( note the ish ) not Incictus had no desire to read it count less times or play memory games with it but the thoughts in my head ( evil) although i myself am quite nice ( note the quite ) stop when i write even more so than when i read maybe you really have to con centrate on moving the fingers and thoughts at ssame time as per usual apoligise for grammer ( that is to much hassle )
Posy A Maying by John clare
Now comes the bonny May dancing and skipping
Across the stepping stones of meadow streams ,
Bearing nokin to April showers a weeping
But constant sunshine as her servant seems
HER heart is up – her sweetness all amaying ,
streams in her face like gems on beauty’s breast .
The swains are sighing all and well -a daying
LOVEsick and gazing on their lovely guest .
The sunday paths to pleasant places leading
Are graced by couples linking arm in arm ,
Sweet smiles enjoying or some book areading
Where love and beauty are the constant charm,
for while the bonny May is dancing by
Beauty delights the ear and beauty fills the eye
the whole grp liked it although the weather was much more spring like than it has been last few days actually summer does not officially start some people say til June which is thursday !!!
this day and age you can’t really have the presumptions that we used to have the grp talked about weather in the past really was the sun always shining my nain always used to keep saying ” never cast a cloud til may is out I always thought she meant never rely on the weather til may out but think it something to do with the may flower
amaying as some sexual t ype of meaning i never knew that but that what we were talking about when they say go amaying and something to do with the maypole dance not to sure if i was prepared i would do my home work and look things up but rather do things out of my head !!! ( sorry)
I am not to sure when the swains are sighing all is that the m ale at the female but you have a feeling of hope reading this through of the summer and lightness to come i think may day it self is half way between the spring and summer equinox or maybe not ( think I just make things up as go along but it deffo means something
A friend asked me to come and visit a local hill on may day itself and i was like yer ok maypole dancing dance about on a hill cool but then told me to be their before the sun came out to welcome the may due errr no ta just not a morning person even if it is special may day due thingy
the only memory i have as kid of Mayday is this dancing round the Maypole with a grp of girls and me tangling the whole the maypole up !!!!! I thought it was fun if nought else ‘
We have only another day of may left and the weather not looking good but u never know , I like our weather in the u.k you just dont know what will happen next although it is a pain deciding what to wear !!!
I plan to go back to the reading grp on thursday all being well and will keep calm when told ” shall we finish with a poem something uplifting and thoughtful about i feel alot calmer anyhow !!!! I will leave you with the last few lines
For while the bonny May is dancing by
Beauty delights the ear and beauty fills the eye !!! ta MR CLARE