It hums in my blood; the moon’s sudden madness,
Long before the bloodied sun has ever set.
Around me the people, they all can feel it,
And speak a bit louder, laugh a bit stronger,
And their movements, their movements are a dance.
The strawberry moon hums in my blood
And gladly I obey its calling.
Wrapping myself in a plethora of flowery sink,
Pinning a rose in my hair and crescent on my neck.
Tonight I shall be daring, shall not hide or blush;
I’m of the moon’s touched tonight.
I’ll swing my hips to the sound of drums
And lay against the sun-baked stones.
Long after Selena takes to sky,
I’ll draw the cards – to read under her light
What may or may not, what friends
And lovers and even foes
The summer tide will bear me;
All under the gaze of the strawberry moon.