A Poem For Sunday


by Alice Quinn and Matthew Sitman

"Song to Life Giver," translated from the Aztec by Peter Everwine:

What lies in store for us, Life Giver?
Up there, above us,
you forge your designs, you command them,
and, perhaps, in your disgust,
you hide from us on earth
your light and glory.
What lies in store for us,
You, without a friend on earth?

(From Working the Song Fields: Poems of the Aztecs. Translation © 2009 by Peter Everwine. Reprinted with the permission of Eastern Washington University Press. Photo by Flickr user Luca Castellazzi)