A Cradlesong

The journal Metamorphoses?published “A Cradlesong,” my translation of?“Cōzolcuīcatl” (the 57th selection in the Aztec codex?Songs of Mexico) in its spring 2015 edition. In the long sequence, a young Mexica girl envisions the fallen young king of Tenochtitlan, Ahuizotl, as a baby, youth and man, her musings running from motherly affection…

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