tonight the stars

are bright and plentiful

and with our necks craning

up toward the sky,


we stand attempting to identify

the constellations and trying

to distinguish

the satellites

from the jets and the stars.


today I planted the last of the garden

chile, alverjón, cebolla, rabanitos


several days ago it was the maíz,

melones, sandías, calabacitas


a warm breeze is blowing

across the orchard

there has been mention of ghosts

and spirits of relatives

who come to visit


that they move

through the fields

stooped over like burma grass

in the wind.


las grullas will fly

over the village tomorrow



their long necks

piercing the sky


–Levi Romero

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Artwork by Jim Vogel ©2010

Dixon is an unincorporated community located in Rio Arriba County in the U.S. state of New Mexico, on NM Highway 75, just east of NM Highway 68 in the north-central part of the state, at Latitude 36.20 & Longitude -105.89. The elevation of Dixon is 6028 feet (1837 meters) above sea level. It is on the banks of the Embudo River, a tributary of the Rio Grande, which it flows into two miles (3.2 km) downstream from Dixon. According to the 2010 Census the population is 926, with 70% of residents identifying as Hispanic. Many non-Hispanics have made their homes here since the mid-1960s.


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