“At Twilight on the Road to Sogamoso” by Maurice Kilwein Guevara
The sun ins beginning to go down
over a field of yellow onions…
Although it was just after sunrise, I elected Guevara’s poem because I was curious. Where IS Sogamoso? Well, as it turns out it is a city in Colombia, Guevara’s native country.
Located in the valley of Iraca, according to Chibcha mythology, it is the place of the creation of the Sun.
Somedays I feel as if the center of the Sun is right here in Mano Prieto, Texas—and today it is very plump and jolly!
Sadly, “At Twilight on the Road to Sogamoso” leads us to a different reality. You can read the entire poem here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/247396