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Four Moons and Koshare God Looking Down
and Blessing the Earth and His Children
Poetry Inspired by the Avery Collection

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Four Moons and Koshare God Looking Down and Blessing the Earth and His Children by Raphael Medina
Four Moons and Koshare God Looking Down
and Blessing the Earth and His Children

Raphael Medina
Catalog No: 2001-176-1

The Moon Dancer

In Medina’s painting of the four moons
It feels like chalk on my hands
And moon crust on the bottom of my feet
It tastes like salt and pepper in my mouth.

The crust feels chalky and dry
There is a dancer. He looks as if someone died
He’s dancing to keep the spirit of the person alive
The music is loud and soothing
I’m asleep now.

Alex Carbajal
Hohokam Middle School


The Moon Dancer 2

It smells like salt and pepper.
It smells like chalk.
It smells like moon dust.

It feels chalky.
It feels rough.
It feels like dry skin.

It’s quite musical.
It’s loud.
It’s soothing.

It looks like someone died.
It looks like a ceremony.
It looks like dancing on the moon.

It tastes plain.
It tastes like salt and pepper.
It tastes like old candy.

Alex Carbajal
Hohokam Middle School

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