In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we present this work by one of the city of Puebla’s finest poets.
In hot career or ranging far and wide,
gentle huntress, you speed your onward way,
abandoning upon the gusty air
the tossing feather of your gallant hat.
Over brake and barrier, without pause,
panting, your impetuous courser bounds,
and across the arid torrents storms,
beating the boulders with his thudding hooves.
And before you, chaser of the wild,
the peopled mountain yields, and in its glass
the tarn exhibits you victorious.
The mob breaks forth in turbulent applause,
and to the sudden clamour of your name
the mighty forest, sonorous, made reply.