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Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry by David Bowles
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“It’s only here on earth, my friends,
We’re lent to each other, for at the end
We leave the beautiful songs behind…
We leave the beautiful blooms behind.”
David Bowles, Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry
“Who could truly set His shield to rest?
His throne? His mighty spear?
Think on that. Remember it well, O princes.
Who could lay waste to Tenochtitlan?
Who dares assail the foundation of heaven?”
David Bowles, Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry
“And so I just grieve, groaning,
'Let me not go
To the Place of the Shorn:
My heart is now precious...
For I, I am a poet—
And my flower is golden.”
David Bowles, Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry
“In the place of the bells, where battle is waged,
The reeds all lie broken in Chalco today.
Dust yellows the air, our houses are smoking,
The sobbing is rising—from the lips of your Chalcans!”
David Bowles, Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry