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Aztec Poetry (In Triplicate)

Intimations of Lost Lore

An Eagle perches atop the tree of life, which grows up from Mictlan (death).
Image from Codex Borgia (author’s own photo)

Largely unknown to the modern world, the Aztecs, whom called themselves Mexica (hence the nation’s name: Mexico) were not merely bloodthirsty savages whom exacted tribute from every corner of their extensive empire. Like their close cousins, the Maya, those pre-Hispanic Mexicans were also architects, astronomers, mathematicians, and wouldn’t you know it? They were even…

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Obsidian Eagle

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An Anti-Poet (in a style akin to Nicanor Parra) plus an Indie Author of META-Fiction. Dark Starseed. Extreme Linguaphile. Toltec Scribe; Herald of Quetzalcoatl.

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