San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende
Roof rainbow...San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Thursday, January 10, 2013


Returning a mi casita,
students glowing joy light,
family children holy fire,
old friends volcano

core and ash filling
the sacred Sixth
Sun, I was sad,
all alone, all one,

the word rose out
of me, womb to heart
to throat, a cry,
ALEGRIA, Yaqui rattle,

red rose, green leaves
painted, gourd handle,
I began to cry/sing,
"Alegria  alegria  alegria,"

rattle song, each
room, mi casita, up
the stairs, bedroom,
bath, more stairs, the

roof, "Alegria  alegria
alegria," flocks of 
white winged birds tipped
their wings, laughing, my

ancestors laughed/wept,
joined me, "Alegria  alegria
alegria" esta vida of
sorrow joy sorrow joy,

let me swim oh swim
its vast glittering ocean,
let me dance each
step as though

for the first time,
let me kiss each
beloved face, the 
first time, alegria,

let me remember
simple love of
children's tender fingers
around my neck, baby

scent crown chakra,
lover's sweat merging
mine, shy trusting
eyes meeting, each

friend a flower
dazzling eyes and 
heart, to the lovers
who were first

friends pistil stamen,
the letting go of beloved
body, not the Spirit,
returning in dreams,

we know each other
not by names (although
   I name you), not by
faces (although I 

   remember you), not
by scent, laughter, voice
   (I remember, always will),
we know 

each other
simple love

Alma Luz Villanueva
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
January 2013...'13' the Mayan number
of magic, Sacred Self, Sacred Other...

**To Meliza Orantes, who danced on
table tops in Paris, her dazzling smile, 
Spirit, always alive...

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Circular pan dulce,
Rosca de Reyes,
Ano Nuevo, New Year,
we begin (oh again),

cutting, biting carefully,
sweet bread, the
surprise baked in,
break your tooth in

half, surprise, gift,
cut/bite carefully,
the Sacred Child
emerges in clay,

the Sacred Child
emerges in us all,
bite carefully, kiss
tenderly, s/he emerges

into the Sacred
Sixth Sun, the
next 5,200 years,

the Sacred Child
so alive, singing
us home, singing
us Home.

Alma Luz Villanueva (c)
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
January 1, 2013

*#13, Sacred Mayan number, magic/mystery unfolding... Sacred Self, Sacred Other, Sacred planet, one people, into the Sacred Sixth Sun...

(To my son, Jules, who works daily with families, children, teens at risk in California, his work inspires me, his stories. He knows the families with no food, no furniture, teens of color who are in (great) danger of going directly to prison- he counsels them and also finds them food, furniture, and they give him JOY. And to all those who do this daily hero/hera work...Sacred Self, Sacred Other, Sacred Child alive in the world, gracias, amor, mas milagros (miracles)....