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.