Saturday, 30 October 2010

Mexican Day of the Dead: An Anthology by Chloë Sayer

On November 2nd, All Souls' Day, the dead are granted celestial permission to visit friends and relatives on Earth, and the entire country of Mexico is given over to fiesta. This charming anthology celebrates this unique Mexican holiday with poems and prose, photographs and art, including 16 pages in full color.

Chloë Sayer includes Lowry's poem:

For the love of dying

The tortures of hell are stern, their fires burn fiercely.
Yet vultures turn against the air more beautifully
Than seagulls float downwind in cool sunlight,
Or fans in asylums spin a loom of fate
For hope which never ventured up so high
As life's deception, astride the vulture's flight.

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