Flowers in bone-white skulls
Lavish magenta and lush jade blossoming
Amongst the long bones of the long-dead
The heavy beating of the huehuetl and teponaztli drums
Swirl in a heady rhythm,
Perfectly blending with the scent of the poinsettia.
Life and death meet in a dizzy clash,
Enthralling and mysterious.
Dia de Muertos has only just begun.