[Tonina in the Morning]

Madrugada en Toniná written by Alí Calderón
Translated from the Spanish by Edgar Gómez

IX

[Tonina in the Morning]
			To Victor García Vázquez
The wind releases
The music from the jungle
Monkeys roar
Among the branches
Flaming flight
			Of the dragon fly
Through the darkness 
Of the tropics
Tojolabal children babel
With snails
They play among lilies
Everything
Forms a symphony of humus
And water
And moss
And thickness.