Whirling in the New Year

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~~ 1 ~~
 
filling with shadows
little mountainside shelter
lays claim to the night
 
~~ 2 ~~
 
a stand of lime trees
dedicated to the bee
and all her helpers
 
~~ 3 ~~
 
burying the dead
after the revolution—
no one knows their names
 
~~ 4 ~~
 
flipping tortillas
abuela begins to sing
thanks to Corn Maiden
 
~~ 5 ~~
 
the sudden raging
of her old belief in God—
three harsh commandments
 
~~ 6 ~~
 
Smallpox and typhus—
she takes a turn for the worse,
while the angels stare.
 
~~ 7 ~~
 
nothing but cacti
featured in the rug’s design—
weaver’s little joke
 
~~ 8 ~~
 
Ethereal chimes
from seven little chapels
ring in the new year.
 
~~ 9 ~~
 
after ten winters
her resolve to move southward—
inexorable
 
~~ 10 ~~
 
gate to the orchard—
she comes each day at twilight
to shine the hinges
 
~~ 11 ~~
 
her survival kit—
time to review the contents
and add or subtract
 
~~ 12 ~~
 
the road into town
where he hopes to win a doll
at the carnival

 
© 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Poetry Pantry #233
 
More The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 194

Posted on January 4, 2015, in 5-7-5, The Poetry Pantry, The Sunday Whirl and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Cool new year glimpses. Hope 2015 is a great one for you!

  2. The weavers little joke.. I like that.. New year work well with these little images. Best wishes for 2015

  3. Personally I would let the orchard’s gate hinges rust so I could hear the thieves enter!

  4. These are all gems! If I had to pick 1 and 8. Very well done!

  5. love the image of the doll

  6. Ha, I can understand the desire to move southward after ten winters!! (especially since we are being affected by the polar vortex at the moment) And ah, the time when one wished to win dolls or other things at the carnival. (reminiscent of childhood days) Happy New Year to you, and nice to see you back at the Pantry!

  7. What a journey…and that last verse gave me the chills..I always thought carnivals were creepy..happy happy..may we all fly south for the winter!

  8. Rich with Mexico, mmt. I love them. Happy New Year.

    Pamela

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