Dia de Muertos

Dia de Muertos

A Poem by riskrapper

catching up with the dead


Dia de Muertos
Diego Rivera

today we visit graveyards
turning over the wormy soil to
uncover the exquisite corpse

though we were told to
let the dead bury the dead

on this day we unbury
the dearly departed

relishing transcendent
embraces and cool
cervezas with jolly
amigos and la
familia who have
gone on before

we wrap ourselves
in graveblankets
to complete warm
circles of love

embracing our
beloved companeros;
gleaning netherworld
heavenly rest wisdom,
sharing the laughter
of trite earthly concerns

we’ll roll speckled tortillas
on smooth tombstone mesas
to feast on Mariachi tacos
brimming with spicy queso,
chased with another cool sip

waltzing with the holy bones
to the candle lit reveries
of this evenings 
flowing melodies

Mercedes Sosa & Joan Baez


© 2013 riskrapper

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There is a warm clear Latino air of food, atmosphere, smells, a really nice poem.

Posted 10 Years Ago


10 Years Ago

thank you Sheema
I added these lines
waltzing with the holy bones
to the ca.. read more

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Added on November 1, 2013
Last Updated on November 6, 2013
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