THE DAY ETCHED IN SUNSHINE AND SAND
En la antigüedad, los mayas llamaban al matrimonio Kamnikte, que significa "el recibo de la flor." / In the old times the Mayans called marriage Kamnikte, which means "the receiving of the flower." La Bendicion maya
Corn exchange in the land of corn, golden,
filled with light and beauty. Two lovers in the light,
are light. In sunshine, they are sunshine,
and in sunshine they bring what they have become
in the long nurturing: corn's beauty.
The taxi stops at the market for fresh tortillas.
Corn and corn tortillas.
The people in the land of corn.
Giving corn to his bride he becomes the husband.
Giving corn tortillas to her husband she becomes the wife.
In the exchange of corn they become corn over time.
Corn becoming corn.
Each one seated before them at table
plays this out at the wedding meal,
bride and groom exchanging corn
in the becoming of the corn.
All watch husband and bride, participating in ancient ceremony.
All follow the corn to the eyes of husband and bride in the sun spell.
All hands at all tables follow the exchange of the corn
creating them in their becoming.
All gathered here becoming corn, golden, light-filled,
forms of beauty mirrored by this food come from the land,
arrived from this first harvest, ritual meal of the great beginning.
All gather in the Municipality of Solidarity, Quintana Roo.
Each one anointed, witness to many cycles circling.
12-21 November 2010
THIS DAY FOR VONNIE AND CRAIG
Etched in sunshine and sand
For the remainder,
For all was and is
12 November 2010