Friday, April 30, 2010

Dancing with the Faeries

Every elf and fairy sprite
Hop as light as bird from brier;
And this ditty, after me,
Sing, and dance it trippingly.
First, rehearse your song by rote
To each word a warbling note:
Hand in hand, with fairy grace,
Will we sing, and bless this place.
-Shakespeare
A Midsummer's Night Dream



Today and Tomorrow all around
the world people are celebrating
Spring festivals. Some call it Beltane,
May Day's Eve, May Day.

Whatever you may call it,
it's about celebrating fertility,
prosperity, beauty and spring time.

It is also a magical time where
some say you can walk, talk and
dance with the faeries.


If you do happen to meet with a faerie,
here are some tips:

Say hello if you meet a faerie.

If you are offered something to drink
or eat, you should decline. Taking
something to eat or drink, will keep
you in faerieland a lot longer than
you wish.(Think Rip Van Winkle.)

If you are given a gift of inspiration,
or creativity after a faerie meeting,
make sure to give something back.
Pledge to get involved in community
clean up, plants trees and flowers
that faeries love or gift someone else
with something lovely they always wanted.

Faeries come in all shapes, size and forms.
Don't expect a faerie to look a certain way
or you might be disappointed.



Do remember that if you are up early on
May Day. Rub some morning dew on your
face, it is said to give you a kiss of
faerie beauty to enhance your own natural
beauty.

Now you wonder have I ever met a faerie?

Alas, I have not. I'll shall see what today and
tomorrow may bring.

Wishing you a happy Beltane, May Day's Eve
and May Day.

Shellsigna

6 comments:

Cinner said...

I did not know there was an actual celebration, oh I so hope I meet a faerie, and I will make a point of being up early. take care and have a great weekend.

gemma said...

Shell,
Happy May day.
Love the art!
I actually met a Faeire today!

Laurel said...

Awe-I was told that Ella means beautiful fairy woman-I had the most beautiful fairy party when she turned one. I love this post and am excited for May Day. I am May baby so I am partial.
Love to you Shell..
Happy Weekend
Happy Fairy Finding

Laurie said...

What a wonderful post Shell!
Happy May Day to you ~
I have not met a faerie yet either, but I'm still hoping...
I love the picture of the faery cat!
Have a beautiful day!
hugs))

Gloria said...

And the same to you Shell. Have a great Sunday and stop by my blog and enter my giveaway.
I don't think I have ever had an encounter with a faeire. Ta ta.

Joanna Rowan Mullane said...

Oh I so enjoyed your enchanting post sweet Shell! I have enjoyed visiting your blog today and catching up with what you have been up to over the last few weeks! Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart for all your beautiful posts and well wishes during my time of healing. I am so thankful for you!
With love,
Joanna