Angélica Ortiz López (Huichol Nation, Mexico, 1969)
Angélica Ortiz López
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,|
Translated by Nicolás Suescún.