All Souls Procession In The Old Pueblo   4 comments

Images by kenne

All Souls Procession

Thousands merge in the Old Pueblo
Some to stand on the curb,
Others to walk in the procession.

They gathered at Toole and Congress —
Painted faces, masks, costumes, floats
And banners honoring the dead.

Positioning near the start,
Street and flashing lights
Replacing the daylight.

Darkness setting the stage
For the night walkers to rise
Moving to a steady drum beat.

Whimsical maidens carry urns of the dead
Collecting names of love ones to be
Ceremonially burned at procession’s end.

A Whitman sound in the dark,
Beat! beat! drums!
Mind not the walkers.

They move slowly in the procession,
Holding old stained photographs,
Beat! beat! drums!

. . . and play the fife lowly.


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4 responses to “All Souls Procession In The Old Pueblo

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  1. Wow! These are great!


  2. I told my family not to show off!


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