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Angélica Ortiz López (Huichol Nation, Mexico, 1969)

Angélica Ortiz López

(Huichol Nation, Mexico, 1969)

The Peyotes Talk

The drum plays in ‘Aitsarie,
the elote and the pumpkin dance,
with backward steps they go round and round,
rising one after the other laughing without stopping.

While Kauyumarie sings to the gods,
in Wirikuta the drum is heard,
making the peyotes talk,

and White Cloud is born,
in this manner the Eagle flying expresses it.

Translated by Nicolás Suescún.

Última actualización: 28/06/2018