28 April

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Nezahualcóyotl in the Códice Ixtlilxochitl (XVI)

One day we must go, one night we will descend into the region of mystery. Here, we only come to know ourselves; only in passing are we here on earth.

Acolmiztli Nezahualcóyotl, born on 28 April 1402, Sun in Taurus and Moon in Aries, pre-Columbian Mexican poet, philosopher, warrior, ruler.

 

 

No acabarán mis flores,
No cesarán mis cantos.
Yo cantor los elevo,
Se reparten, se esparcen.
Aun cuando las flores
Se marchitan y amarillecen,
Serán llevadas allá,
Al interior de la casa
Del ave de plumas de oro.