Walpurgisnacht, Poetry & Calligraphy

Happy belated Beltane to you! Beltane is a good day to read poetry, light a candle for a loved one who has passed beyond the veil, plant something in your garden, and pick flowers to give to your neighbors or friends. 

To celebrate Beltane and Walpurgisnacht this year, I planted some herbs (peppermint, chocolate mint, sage) and I read some poetry. I have been going through Rumi’s Birdsong off and on for the last year or so, marking pages with significance. This time around, I decided to practice my calligraphy using some of the lost & found watercolor paper I’ve been collecting. 

This particular poem truly speaks to me. Shortly after A asked me to marry him we were caught in a torrential downpour and thunderstorm. Pink lightning ignited the sky on our 3 mile walk back to the cabin. It was magical. 

Love surges and swells the ocean
and on your robe of storm cloud
sews rain designs.

Love is lightning
and also the ahhh
we respond with.
-Rumi

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