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Gabriela Mistral

(7 April 1889 – 10 January 1957 / Vicuna)

The Shining Host


In vain you try
To smother my song:
A million children
In chorus sing it
Beneath the sun!

In vain you try
To break my verse
Of affliction:
The children sing it
Under God!

Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010

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