Friday, May 9, 2014
Tire Swings and A Coastal 'May Day'
The first day of the month of May is known as May Day. Warmer weather begins and flowers and trees start to blossom. As I walked along Shores Blvd, the tree swings and boats were idling quietly in the breeze. I could find the energy coming from the warm weather. The cold fronts of the North is lingering with snow falls in Colorado and in the mid-west, but in St. Augustine, winter is over and sunny days are here with mother nature's vibrant colors abound swirling around my head.
Sir Thomas Malory (died 14 March 1471)
Le Morte d'Arthur
"The month of May was come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom, and to bring forth fruit; for like as herbs and trees bring forth fruit and flourish in May, in likewise every lusty heart that is in any manner a lover, springeth and flourisheth in lusty deeds. For it giveth unto all lovers courage, that lusty month of May."
(Le Morte d'Arthur Book XVIII, ch. 25)
In 1469-70, a man named Thomas Malory (1405-1471) sat down to write a book about the adventures of King Arthur and his knights – a book that indirectly gave rise to works ranging from the novels of Sir Walter Scott and the poems of Alfred, Lord Tennyson to the Prince Valiant comics and Camelot musicals of the twentieth century. More information: