”My Flowers will not come to an end,
my songs will not come to an end,
I, the singer, raise them up;
they are scattered, they are bestowed.”
~Nezahualcoyotl (Fasting Coyote), Aztec Poet
“In xochitl, in cuitcatl,” (Nahuatl: Our Flowers, Our Songs) are artistic expressions in the form of poetry, songs, and paintings of spiritual truths, connecting us, the earthly, with the divine.
“The idiomatic expression, in xochitl, in cuicatl, which literally means ‘flower and song’, has a metaphorical sense of poem, poetry, artistic expression, in a word, symbolism. Poetry and art, ‘flowers and songs’, are for ‘those-who-know’ [wise woman/man] an occult and veiled term that may sweep man off on the wings of symbol and metaphor, stammering, may project him beyond himself, thus perhaps in a mysterious manner bringing him nearer to his origins. ‘Flower and song’ seem to affirm that true poetry implies a peculiar way of knowledge, the fruit of an authentic interior experience…..”-Mexican scholar, Miguel Leon Portilla."