Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Raspero --- The Snow Cone Vendor

A raspero, or snow cone vendor, Honduras, C.A.
Photo Credit: Mark Grace


Go to him, 
All ye who are hot and tired,
Thirsty and weary of feet,

Listen to the cold metal sing
as it harvests the ice,
Un sonido que nos llame

apasionadamente y nos causa
To salivate as taste buds wait,
 impatient for the first, sweet,

Bright awakening,
tongues juggling 
cold relief

Go to him
All you who toil, 
embraced by the sweaty
grime of labor and learning,

And he will give you
un raspado dulcisimo.

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