by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

May
Language: English 
Hark!  The sea-faring wild-fowl loud proclaim
  My coming, and the swarming of the bees.
These are my heralds, and behold! my name
  Is written in blossoms on the hawthorn-trees.
I tell the mariner when to sail the seas;
  I waft o'er all the land from far away
The breath and bloom of the Hesperides,
  My birthplace.  I am Maia.  I am May. 

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