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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Cundiyo
By Alice Corbin
 
From “New Mexico Folk-songs”

AS I came down from Cundiyo,
Upon the road to Chimayo
  I met three women walking;
Each held a sorrow to her breast,
And one of them a small cross pressed—        5
  Three black-shawled women walking.
 
“Now why is it that you must go
Up the long road to Cundiyo?”
  The old one did the talking:
“I go to bless a dying son.”        10
“And I a sweetheart never won.”
  Three women slowly walking.
 
The third one opened wide her shawl
And showed a new-born baby small
  That slept without a sorrow:        15
“And I, in haste that we be wed—
Too late, too late, if he be dead!
  The Padre comes tomorrow.”
 
As I went up to Cundiyo,
In the grey dawn from Chimayo,        20
  I met three women walking;
And over paths of sand and rocks
Were men who carried a long box—
  Beside three women walking.
 
 
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