This month’s blog writer, Gail M. Murray, explores the month of May as it appears in both history and verse.
May reminds me of Scarborough Music Theatre’s production of Lerner and Lowe’s Camelot. I’m securing silk daisies in my hair before bursting on stage to perform our dazzling production number “The Lusty Month of May”. As members of Lady Guinevere’s court, we frolic among the flowers, as we go a-maying. Guinevere, more sensuous earth goddess than regal queen, meets celibate Lancelot at the end of this romp.
Tra la, it’s May, the lusty month of May
That darling month when everyone throws self-control away
It’s May, it’s May that gorgeous holiday
When all the world is brimming with fun, wholesome or un-