Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Rainmaking
















they prayed
rain would not come.
he piled hardwood high and sat
when flame’s tongues rose licking his feet
rains came

when full
moon wears an aura
children sing frog songs
calling along with village gifts
cloudbursts

science
thinking mans god
masters mother nature
seeding clouds with silver dry ice
rainfalls

warm clouds
supercooled
fooled formations circling
hitting a cold spoon in skyspace
crying

burning
body’s smoke
signals ancestors sending
winds against rain shadows sipping
skywater

to implore the rain venerate Chac
to implore the rain venerate Tlaloc
to implore the rain
dance
dance
dance

© Odilia Galván Rodríguez, 2008

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