Well, with apologies for the belated heralding of a new month now that its first week is nearing an end, May is already upon us and, is it just me, or is it hard to believe that we’re fast approaching the mid-point of 2011?
‘The charming month of May, when all the flow’rs were fresh and gay’, wrote Robert Burns. It has also been cheerily described as ‘the merry month of May; so frolic, so gay, and so green’ – by Thomas Dekker. All this gaiety seems to me to be a jolly good excuse to wrap up the week with some token blog silliness – a Game for May, why not? – so I hope you’ll add to the following list of corrupted song titles.
– Beatles, ‘May Jude’
– The Doors, ‘Strange Mays’
– Bob Dylan, ‘May Lady May’
– The Lemonheads, ‘Big May Heart’
– Paul McCartney, ‘May Be I’m Amazed’
Instead perhaps, should you prefer to be serious and celebrate the season’s many natural charms, you could continue the flow’ring theme with choice examples of dainty prose from popular music, the kind of which Messrs Burns and Dekker would likely appreciate. I’m reminded of Donovan’s graceful ‘Lullaby for Spring’:
The chatroom doors will be thrown open today from 2pm (UK), if you’re free to pop in for a natter. Ladies, do wear a flower in your hair for the occasion.
Have a very good weekend, all. See you next week.