“Christmas in Mexico” (James Tipton)

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………………..crisis in the Middle East
………………..but in this Mexican village
………………..nine days of Christmas

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“Christmas in Mexico” (Douglas Dispatch)

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This poem was submitted by James Tipton (see poet biographies). Read more James Tipton on Haiku News.

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  1. Laryalee

    James, I enjoyed reading about this Mexican celebration,
    and your haiku is very effective…thank you!
    :)
    Lary

  2. James Tipton

    Thank you Laryalee.

    I have debated dropping the word “but” in this poem, incidentally.

    This is a big year for Mexican celebrations…200 anniversary of the beginning of
    the war of independence (from Spain) and anniversary of beginning of the Mexican revolution (civil war).
    There are always lots of celebrations down here, something like 60 or 70 official fiesta days each year, but this year should really be something far beyond the normal.
    I live here in the central Mountains of tropical Mexico.
    Jim Tipton

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