Today we wear white, carve gourds
to carry our candles on the river
to the sea. The goddess
hears the drums, the waves
are blessed, and every one of us
is new. Take this silver chain,
this Colorado sage. Bless this
land and all land touched by rain.
Bless women who travel in boats,
men who fish with their hearts, bless
our children. Take this sweet sandía
and divide our coins among the thirsty.
May all hungry men eat. May all
men sleep and wake in peace.
May all land be touched with rain.