Beltane Blessing

love finds shelter in soft, fertile bodies
takes root, brings us to gather
in union — goddess and god, earth and sky, yin and yang,
you and i. small creatures,
we bask in the wild fullness
blooming open all around
and inside us, the quickening of spring.
bless this land with ten thousand seeds,
all the light of days
and clear sweet waters —
milk of mother streaming in and out and over and over.
we take warmth in each other,
breathing song into the hearts of birds,
beckoning fruit to ripen,
enticing new life to this good earth.