Poetry for Everyone! | Poesía para todos!
Jorge Tetl Argueta is a celebrated Salvadoran poet and writer whose bi-lingual children's books have received numerous awards. A native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian, Jorge spent much of his childhood in rural El Salvador. He feels that everybody is capable of writing, especially young children who are natural poets!
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For over fifteen years Mr.Argueta has presented heartwarming workshops, classroom visits, presentations, and assemblies that successfully teach creative writing from elementary school to college level. In addition Mr.Argueta is experienced working with special populations of kids in juvenile hall, homeless shelters, children's hospitals and art environments.
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A page out of Salsa: Un poema para cocinar / A Cooking Poem
My mother tells me
Nahua, Aztec and Maya people
to grind tomatos, chilies,
achiote, corn and cocoa, too
The round molcajetes
is used with a tejolote, also made of lava,
to grind vegetables and spices.
Me dice mi mamá
que el molcajete
era como la licuadora
para nuestros antepasados.
Los nahua, aztecas y mayas
utilzaban el molcajete
para moler tomates, chile,
achiote, maíz y cacao también.
El molcajete es como una olla chiquita.
Se usa con un tejolote, también hecho de lava,
para moler verduras y especies.