Photographer's Note

The other day I was listening to a beautiful and moving
Putumayo´s CD The Women of Latin America.
One of the songs that pleased me the most was Lila Downs´s sweet voice
singing Icnocuicatl.

Icnocuicatl is a poem written by mexican poet
Natalio Hernández
and for me, from the very first I´ve heard it, sounded like a lullaby.
Thus, in hope

The photo was made at Sabrina´s balcony last weekend.
You would enjoy best the image while listening to the song, presented below in its original language, náhuatl, and a version into english.

queman nehuatl nionmiquis
amo queman ximocuesco
ocsepa nican nionhualas
cualtzin huitzitzilin
queman ticonitas tonatiu
ica moyolo xionpaqui
Ompa niyetos ihuan totahtzin
cualtzin tlahuilli
Tomorrow when I die
I dont want you to be sad.
To this place,
to this place I will return,
in the form of a hummingbird
when you look to the sun,
smile fondly
There I will be with our father,
Good light I will send you.

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  • Copyright: Isabel Abreu (Isabelle) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1696 W: 385 N: 1784] (9046)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-05-02
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2009-05-05 16:59
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