The six poems included here are presented in Q’anjob’al Maya and in English, side by side for language comparison. Collectively, the poems convey reflections on the poet’s renderings of beauty, wisdom, romance, and the natural world; in a style of eloquence amplified by directness and brevity. Glimpses of village, family, childhood and old age, life and death, are interwoven with cosmological wisdoms. Palpable resentment toward the Church and ladinos are graciously tempered with lightness and humor. Reprinted from “Sentado en la orilla del río Yichk’u “ POE Talleras, (2018) Huehuetenango, Guatemala, with permission from the author and publishers.
"Seated on the Bank of the Yichk’u River,"
Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis: Vol. 4:
2, Article 14.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/mayaamerica/vol4/iss2/14