Hi, bun, for May Day!


On the first day of a month, the delighted utterance of ‘Rabbits’ is customary in some cultures. These long-eared animals are seen to scamper with particular energy in April, from association with Easter Eggs. When the next month comes, one has had enough, so Mayday is uttered. This comes from the French for ‘Help me’.

M’aidez is what you say
When call for aid should be made …
S.A —Worker’s Day.

(With apologies to all those who take the haibun form seriously.)

© May 2017 Colonialist
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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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2 Responses to Hi, bun, for May Day!

  1. granny1947 says:

    Love the song. Did Mayday come from the French???

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    • colonialist says:

      It did, indeed. An internationally accepted adaptation of those words, just as the ‘Save Our Souls’ SOS became known all over the world because of the convenience with Morse Code by heliograph, telegraph or radio of the … — …

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