Even in its overcast
the sky names us witness to Ehécatl.
The sky calls us out from behind mirrors –
tu eres mi otra yo,
the voice of Teutl sings equidistant to us.
Ehécatl –was the wind god of the Aztec pantheon. As a weather deity, he was also indirectly connected to agriculture and the fertility of the land.
tu eres mi otra yo – translated as “You are my other me”
Teutl – a central idea of Aztec religion. The Nahuatl term is often translated as “god”, but it may have held more abstract aspects of the numinous or divine
New book of poetry Becoming Coztōtōtl by Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros available now.
“Becoming Coztōtōtl is composed of eighteen poems that celebrate the forces that have made claims on us since the beginning of time: our bodies,our land, our families. Throughout these pages, Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros honors our children,our mothers, and our antepasados with a subtle lyricism that demands our attention.Read these poems. They are timely in their defiance of injustice, timely in their unfeigned compassion.”—Octavio Quintanilla, San Antonio Poet Laureate and author of If I Go Missing