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
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
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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