May Day Song by Verandah Porche and Patty Carpenter

Winter’s done for back-to-the-landers.

First blush of May is peeking through

Loosen the guy wires. Come and meander.

Climb up to our cosmic view.

Tie a torn sheet to the maypole.

No need to know what stories they tell.

Lovers in transit spin out of control

so dance till you’re dizzy: Hello, fare-thee-well.

Don’t look down till you reach the top.

Don’t look back at what’s left behind.

Flying barefoot over the brambles,

years are streamers intertwined.

Do you remember the banner years?

Kids split our lap, Death showed his face.

Love may return or disappear

Like peaches from the orchard and “Amazing Grace.”

Don’t look down till you reach the top.

Don’t look back at what’s left behind.

Flying barefoot over the brambles,

years are streamers intertwined

Sing into wind. Come what may,

let tomorrow be yesterday,

like peaches from the orchard & amazing grace.

Patty Carpenter & Verandah Porche