Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Iris and Mallards

Another quiet springtime afternoon near the stream.

Let the Earth Remain Forever

Let the earth last
And the forests stand a long time

Ayocuan Cuetzpaltzin said this, traveling
The road to Tlaxcala
The road to Huexotzinco

Let field after field
Unfold with brown corn
Flowers of cacao

Let the earth last

Ayocuan Cuetzpaltzin, English adaptation by Peter Everwine.

Poet's Choice by Edward Hirsch, Harcourt. 2006, page 31.


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