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Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico, Art of the Oaxaca region-Monte Albán

  1. Monte Albán

Besides the Central Mexican plateau, another area that occupies an important place within the rich Mesoamerican archaeological complex is the Oaxaca region, which from the last centuries before the present era (during the Upper Pre-Classic period) constituted a vigorous cultural center with marked… 1,329 more words

Mexican Pre-Columbian Art

Sun and Moon 9

Sun and Moon 9

Old Woman walks within a cloister of stars
the heavens arched above her like a peacock’s tail

she chants the garland of her rosary… 72 more words

Identity

Sun and Moon 8

Sun and Moon 8

draped across night’s blackboard
stars and constellations all erased

my black angel bruised by the dark
the world’s feathered wonder reduced to shadow and ash… 28 more words

Identity

Sun and Moon 7

Sun and Moon 7

Old Woman weaves a crinoline from stars
she plucks roses from the void and turns them into haloes
nochebuena blossoms on the perfume of her breath… 43 more words

Memories

Sun and Moon 6

Sun and Moon 6

“Wake up!” says Serpent. “Knock!
I knock and the door swings open

Old Woman sits spinning at a ghostly wheel… 78 more words

Identity

Sun and Moon 5

Sun and Moon 5

dusky shawl of a knitted dream
wrapped round my shoulders
I pick at knots of tangled memory

a word as sharp as a stone… 58 more words

Identity

Sun and Moon 4

Sun and Moon 4

night without moon without stars
dark sand dropping
filling my mouth
I walk the lonely bed of a dried up river… 60 more words

Identity