Snake Poems An Aztec Invocation

ISBN-10: 0811801616
ISBN-13: 9780811801614
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Description: Inspired by one of the few existing treatises on the culture of Nahuatl--the Indian language primarily spoken by the Aztec--Snake Poems, by award-winning poet Francisco X. Alarcon, represents the first time a contemporary writer has returned to the  More...

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List price: $11.95
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682

Inspired by one of the few existing treatises on the culture of Nahuatl--the Indian language primarily spoken by the Aztec--Snake Poems, by award-winning poet Francisco X. Alarcon, represents the first time a contemporary writer has returned to the Aztec heritage, empowering himself not only as a translator and commentator but as a medium in the tradition of the poet as a shaman.

Introduction: Before These Poems, and After
Author's Note
Hello
Four Directions
Silence
Hernando Ruiz de Alarcon (1587-1646)
Same
In the Middle of the Night
I'm Not Really Crying
Shame
Mestizo
Matriarch
Rescue
Tonalamatl/Spirit Book
Songs
Nahual
Ollin / Movement
To Those Who Have Lost Everything
Never Alone
Heart
Temicxoch
Nomatca Nehuatl
Midnight Water Song
Journey
Traveler's Prayer
Martin de Luna
Day and Night
Yolloxochitl / Heart-Flower
Ololiuhqui
Morning Ritual
Prayer for the Sun Before Traveling
Cutting Wood
Birds
For Hunting Birds
Little Toltecs
For Hunting Deer
Ensnared Deer
Chicome-Xochitl / Seven Flower
For Keeping Animals Out of Sown Fields
Against Unruly Ants
To Earthworms Before Fishing with a Hook
Spirits of the Forest
First Offering
Aguamiel
Clouds
Chicome-Coatl / Seven Snake
Rueda vibora / Snake Wheel
Calendar Keepers
Thunder
Rainbow
Water Spirits
For Planting Corn
For Storing Corn
For Planting Camotes
Canto a las Tortillas
Ode to Tomatoes
Urban Villagers
Drought
Potent Seeds
Against Anger
Home Spirit
To Cast Sleep
To Undo the Sleep Spell
For Finding Affection
For Love
Nature
For Bathing
Seer
Visions
Listen
Oracle
Divining with the Hands
Prayer to Fire
Tobacco
Divining with Corn
Tonal
Divining by Looking in the Water
Wiser
Yoliliztli / Life in Motion
Messengers
Flowers
We're One
Birth
Reconciling
In Ixtli In Yollotl / Face and Heart
Domingo Hernandez
Herbs
For Strained Chests
Tonantzin
Cihuacoatl
For Bone Fractures
Massage
Acupuncture for the Back
For Fevers
For Fatigue and Body Pains
Holocaust
Working Hands
Not Poems
The Story of Yappan
Against Scorpion's Sting and Poison
Tepeyollotli
New Day
Moon
Sun's Children
Night
In Xochitl In Cuicatl
Glossary
Bibliography

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