Day of the Dead: The Calavera Poem

Calaveras Puebla, Mexico

This is Mexican Poetry

One of the words most associated with Day of the Dead is ‘Calavera’, which means skull but like many things in Mexico it has a double meaning. At this time of year, a calavera is also a humorous/satiric poem, which is an obituary or a would be obituary, making fun of the person it is written for, that explains their demise. It is quite the art form so I am very thankful that a real calavera expert wrote this one for Soy Poblana!

¡Feliz Día de Muertos!

Calavera Soy Poblana

Calavera Soy Poblana

One Comment on “Day of the Dead: The Calavera Poem

  1. Your blogs on Mexico are most amusing. We were in Mexico in March this year. Do check my blogs on Guanajuato and Mummies museum there. Thanks for visiting my blog. 🙂

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