Showers of Songs for the Bards

David Bowles
4 min readMay 12, 2024

The first cuicatl in Songs of the Lords of Anahuac, my English translation of the codex Romances de los señores de la Nueva España.

Let us sing once more!
Let us have another song
in the flowery House of the Sun¹
dear friends of ours!
But whoever will find them?
Where should they look?
And how is the search begun,
here beside the drums?



David Bowles

A Mexican American author & translator from South Texas. Teaches literature & Nahuatl at UTRGV. President of the Texas Institute of Letters.