May Day

      Today there will  be music 
      in many countries
      and some Australian cities 
     but May Day is not celebrated at all 
      in Adelaide where I moved to.  
     I’m nostalgic as in France it was always 
      a public holiday for Labour Day.

        On my way home I would be welcome 
        by the most subtle of spring scents,
        the lily of the valley with white radiant 
        translucent bell shapes resting
        on bright green stems.
        On the First of May anyone
                     giving  you a sprig of lily of the valley
                     would wish you good luck.
                     I’ll miss the scent and singing  for workers.